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Topic: Loose steering question
From: New Mexico
Registered: Nov 2002
posted 12-25-2002 07:26 PM
I would like to tighten up my steering a tad. I have a 65 289 with manual steering.
Correct me if I am wrong or are missing a step. When I go to adjust my steering box, I need to turn the wheel almost all the way to the right or left. Then loosen the locking nut, turn the shaft with a screw driver very lightly snug until I can barely feel the steering wheel box shaft show any resistance, then lock the locking nut down.
Does this procedure sound right? Is there anything else I can do to tighten up the loose steering? :confused
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99
posted 12-25-2002 08:58 PM
That's about it. Before you make the adjustments check all of your linkage parts, especially the idler arm for play. If they are nice and tight, then go ahead and make the adjustments to the gear box.
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From: Moore, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2001
posted 12-26-2002 02:33 PM
A new FR steering box in my '65 made a world of difference!
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