For sure I can see that the pitman arm shafts (sector shafts) are different sizes.
Early used 1" and later used 1 1/8".
Chop: yes I have some slack in the steering box. I remember adjusting it before I put it in the car, and from memory if I adjusted any further I ended up with a tight spot.
I have considered rebuilding mine, but considering the state of the car when I got it, I would say it's probably pitted inside, so a rebuild won't help.
My steering still needs final adjustment, but that is not going to tighten up the box.
I guess my wheel could turn around 10 degrees in each direction before it does anything.
I've got some overtime coming up.. maybe I should just bite the bullet and install a flaming river one. See many good reviews after fitting those.
It looks like the geometry of the pitman arms are the same, so provided the steering box bolts up to the chassis, it looks like we might be able to use a 67/68 box and the pitman arm to suit it (1 1/8" shaft).
Last edited by hybrid on Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:24 pm; edited 1 time in total
With your car being a 67, you have no problems.
The FR will bolt straight in. Assuming yours is the late model short shaft:
- Centre the wheels
- Undo the rag joint
- Remove the pitman arm
- Unbolt the box from the chassis
- Bolt the flaming river one in
- bolt up the rag joint
- use the steering wheel to find the approx midpoint
- bolt on the pitman arm
There are some good instructions around. If you buy the rebuild kit from stangersite, it comes with good instructions apparently.
The problem is, the kit is just replacement bearings mostly, so if your other components are pitted, they're generally scrap.
So you really need to take yours out and inspect it before you decide to buy the kit.
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