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soaring
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From: New Mexico
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 12-25-2002 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for soaring     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-25-2002 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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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Jeff
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posted 12-26-2002 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new FR steering box in my '65 made a world of difference!

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