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Hot Rods '48 chev steering box adjustment

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mack57, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. mack57
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
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    Hi all,
    Have a rebuilt steering box. Still some play in it. I've read the manual & would like some additional explanation...
    The lock & set screw adjust does exactly what? And the shaft end adjustment does what? I don't want to damage the box not understanding exactly what I'm doing.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Mack
     
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Those adjustments set the end play in the moving parts. The case adjustment sets the contact between the moving parts.

    What type of play is there? (which parts move in which direction?) Is there play when the steering gear is centered?
     
  3. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    from Idaho

    Just remember to adjust the end play first, then the top screw & nut. The adjusting is done with the wheels off the ground, & when the steering wheel goes thru center (straight ahead) you should feel just a touch of drag.
     
  4. mack57
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
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    What type of play? Well, only left to right approx 1" each way of center. The tie rods are also badly worn(on order). Which adjustment do I use to remedy. The top of the box?
     

  5. mack57
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
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    Adjust C&D for endplay?
     

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