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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 2 Dog Town in West Texas
Re: Steering Box question- bad bearings?
Bearings are in the front and rear of the box. You have a worm type gear with a set of bearings in roller cage. I believe these fit into the driven pitman shaft. Those are the ones that could be causing problems. You have replaced everything else including replacing some tie rod ends? You did not state this. As for the rag joint, that pretty simple , its either tight or not , this can visible. This almost sounds like an old Ford issue where the king pins were worn out but you dont have those. These ps and manual gear boxes are available as rebuilt items thru most parts stores. You did not indicate how much play was in the steering box, ie dead still, left to right. If matching numbers is not an issue here, perhaps you should look into these. If you find an old shop manual or Chiltons manual, you can look this up and see how they are made and what I am referring to. I am not an expert. You may even do a search at David Pozzi's site or this site.
TC # 349
Zdld17:69 Z/RS,306, NOR141111, 9N554XXX, 12A, X3G, 59/59,723, AFR 195,CCC282/290HR, TKO 600, BU1122B1E Owner since Dec 1968
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