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codm80FB
codm80FB
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Joined: 26-10-2017
Location: Hinckley
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  • codm80FB
    replied to 1966 steering slop
    good pointer, all lower front end looks fairly new but worth checking.

    I think my biggest problem is I have no reference as to what it should be. Modern cars are so much better and bare no resemblance to 60's technology of the time.

    I still believe that steering box was never...
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  • codm80FB
    replied to 1966 steering slop
    Maybe it helps but not sure if I can get enough heat on due to the heat sink of the box. I think I will also try to get a hook wrench on it, maybe I am lucky and I have enough space!.I think part of the problem is the box (which I assume has been refurbished) was repainted when car was restored, and...
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  • codm80FB
    replied to 1966 steering slop
    It is actually the adjuster nut locking ring that needs to be first slackened off which I am have an issue, once loose I should be able to adjust the nut to change the preload on the input shaft bearing (currently seems too low).
    Ideally I know I should use a hook wrench (which I don't have)...
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  • codm80FB
    replied to 1966 steering slop
    After measuring the preloadtorque on the shaft (worm) , it is measuring around 3kgcm (spec is 4.4 -5.7kgcm).

    With sector gear engaged to give correct pre load and Front wheels off the ground , if I turn the wheels lock to lock, I can feel play when the box has moved off the tightest point...
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    Last edited by codm80FB; 28-10-2020, 11:26 AM.

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  • codm80FB
    replied to 1966 steering slop
    Point taken, i have already read the stangerssite guide. Insitu measurement of the worm is ok and seems to be within limits , I recognise is not ideal to measure in the vehicle but it would be quite a big job to remove the whole assy just to check.

    I know theorectically mid point should...
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  • codm80FB
    replied to 1966 steering slop
    Just to add to my earlier post, when I move the push pull the pitman arm to check the amount of play I find that the tightest area through the full steering range is around 90 -120 degrees offset to the mid stroke of the steering box which I was supprised,

    My feeling is I should align...
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  • codm80FB
    started a topic 1966 steering slop

    1966 steering slop

    My 66 f/back has always had some slop in the steering but never quite sure if this is normal or not . There is no obvious wear in linkages and steering box look new.

    I have tightened the adjuster on the box as much as I dare but today after further investigation the steering wheel/wheel...
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  • codm80FB
    replied to 68 302 oil??
    After a bit of research when I bought my car a few years back, I decided on EXOL optiguard 10W-30 Mineral oil for my 302 . It has high Zinc level. Never had any problem.
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