my 67 has a lot of play in the steering, car wandering when i'm going straight.
i have currently power steering, early model which means not collapsable version.
can anyone recommend a good mechanic in sydney which can properly diagnose my steering issue. My mechanic had a look at the steering box and said it wasn't the issue, i have had new control arms, bushes, ball joints, wheel alignment, new power box, control valve and cylinder installed but only got some improvement.
my only other option is to replace the steering box which i/m trying to avoid as it's a big job.
I am of the thought it could still be the steering box adjustment. I had exactly the same issues with my 67 about 5 years ago and with ring spanner and screwdriver in hand slowly adjusted out most of that wandering. You have to be very careful not to go overboard on the adjustment. If it's out of adjustment, then you may be snookered. Assume tyres are good!
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I am of the thought it could still be the steering box adjustment. I had exactly the same issues with my 67 about 5 years ago and with ring spanner and screwdriver in hand slowly adjusted out most of that wandering. !
Recently did the same with mine and it made a huge difference.
I agree that these old cars were never perfect, but done right, they are pretty damn good. I would like to know what your wheel alignment spec's are set at too, as what some guys call a good alignment, I call dangerous.
Get someone to jump in the car and move the wheel from left to right and you slide under (while car is on the ground at ride height) and watch the steering and check for items moving too much V what's going on with the wheels etc. You may find the issue quite easily yourself.
i know when i turn the steering wheel slightly the wheels don't respond, this is when the car is stationary.
when i'm driving sometimes it responds but not till a second later which makes it quite dangerous, because i could easily over steer, feels like there is a delay from when i turn the steering and the wheels actually turning.
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