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Technical ford f2 guys....steering

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slider-ok, May 29, 2021.

  1. slider-ok
    Joined: Oct 23, 2015
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    slider-ok
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    from oklahoma

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    ford guys or anyone that has an idea. The drag link is straight but at an angle to the to the hub. The pitman arm isn't bent or has any play. I'm almost thinking the bracket that attaches the link to the hub (whatever its called) is bent or maybe took at hit at one time. The link hits the shock on a full turn. I'm thinking I need to heat and bend the bracket and make the link even to the frame. Am I in the right direction or???????
     
  2. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    From that view I don't see the problem. All looks like it's in the right spot. Maybe the shock is the wrong size?

    Give us a pic of the drag link hitting the shock. If it's on full turn, maybe the stop nuts on the axle got buggered and are now letting the wheels turn too far.

    Old Fords are supposed to have a slight angle on the drag link from pitman arm out to the spindle arm. I can't see anything that looks wrong on yours. The centerline of the joint on the front of the drag link is also actually supposed to be a skosh ahead of the center of the axle. It looks a little weird when you first see it, but that's how Henry designed it.

    Is the rub mark on your brake hose from the tire hitting it? If so, maybe the wheels are turning too far.
     
  3. King ford
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    Is your axle dropped?.. if so the steering arm was probably modified as well and may need a little bit of additional adjustment.....( heat and bend!)
     
  4. slider-ok
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    from oklahoma

    Hey thanks, kinda hard to find a chiltons for a 51 ford at the book store....hard to find a book store now a days.
    Tires are turning to far can't seem to find a stop nut but then haven't really torn into it much. It's a project that I'm just starting and saw that after the fender was off. Wasn't sure if its normal or damaged...thanks again.
     

  5. slider-ok
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    stock axle just been a farm truck all its life....just now starting to take the farm outa the truck.
     
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  6. slider-ok
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    slider-ok
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  7. alchemy
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    The stop nut is a long acorn nut on the keeper pin locking the kingpin into the axle. One on each side of the truck. Should probably be on the backside of the axle.
     
  8. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
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    from Alabama

    Chiltons and Motor Manuals are great for cars but pretty much offer nothing for commercial/trucks.
    https://cgfordparts.com/ufolder/fordpart.php?number=TR-4900
     
  9. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
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    I see nothing wrong , looks bone stock to me , nothing modified. But I may missing something in the image .
     

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