BigTen, Thanks. Spent the afternoon following your instructions. The weeping long bolt on the DS of the water pump did in fact enter the water jacket. Drained, pulled, dried, sealed and back in. Also, the weeping bolt in the PS of the second thermostat housing, blind hole but.....pulled the water neck, sanded the bottom flat. Cleaned it up and back in with the o-ring and sealant on the threads and the mating surfaces. I'll water it back up tomorrow and start her up. I'm figuring no leaks now. In the big news, ripped out all of the excess parts for the steering shafts, put in three single joints and added the support bearing right where you said to put it. Dayum! All the bonk/clunk/push/pull is gone. Steers great and seemingly so little bind and movement in it that even the tiny #10 self taping screws used to position the bracket for welding don't break! Can't go down the road on those screws but good to know that the steering shafts are now bind free and smooth enough that even baby hands can hold it all together.