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Messages - Articifer Tom

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General Discussion / Re: Info on shaft covers needed
« on: October 22, 2020, 08:26:36 PM »
yes , that was my recommendation to him . He is looking for quick and easy . It has rubber on now .

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General Discussion / Re: Street Legal
« on: October 21, 2020, 10:22:17 PM »
Great job Chet !!!   you'll have to explain what the brake machine is . I thought you just slam them on and if inspector hits window you pass . LOL.

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General Discussion / Info on shaft covers needed
« on: October 20, 2020, 02:37:35 PM »
Anyone use split rubber boots on there universals instead of leather covers ? Looking for modern number cross to fit a friends PA drive shaft .

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General Discussion / Re: 29 Build Thread - Part 3
« on: October 06, 2020, 03:48:32 PM »
Looks great Chet . Hope we see more pics of back and channel interface . Smart to start hard end and stretch forward .

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Things you are looking for. / Re: Steering box info / Radiator tank
« on: September 28, 2020, 10:49:17 PM »
With steering back to acceptable working , after readjusting . i have a spare steering box coming . Will be rebuilding that one . 
  So radiator shroud and bottom tank  is still needed . Started to clean tar out of fins .

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General Discussion / Re: Air Cleaner/Silencer Question
« on: September 28, 2020, 04:50:38 PM »
May fit on RJH-08 Carter they are smaller and most had cleaner on outside with twowire clamp .

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General Discussion / Re: Steering box disassembly
« on: September 25, 2020, 08:58:19 AM »
Thanks , Helps a lot if must cut and ship one . Working on a closer, pickup, one now .

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General Discussion / Re: Steering box disassembly
« on: September 22, 2020, 09:55:51 AM »
Thank you .  So you're saying worm gear can be removed from shaft and put on another . If that is case with gear sector shaft split and column cut near bottom  maybe able to ship in Flat rate box . Talking a C18358 from Q ,U's .
  I was under impression on some units it was welded and had build in bearing race .

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General Discussion / Steering box disassembly
« on: September 21, 2020, 08:41:10 PM »
Anyone here ever that there steering box apart . Am I correct in the worm is not removable from column . Maybe someone has pic of parts laid out . Trying to find easiest way to ship . Maybe disassembling gear worm pitman shaft half ? 

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General Discussion / Re: steering box adjustments
« on: September 17, 2020, 02:02:37 PM »
Great , So now take it out  and send it to me  ;D . Nahh. I have a couple leads . Thanks .

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General Discussion / Re: steering box adjustments
« on: September 17, 2020, 10:10:15 AM »
Chet  do you have the numbers from casting on side of your U's steering box ?  Starts with C18358 . trying to determine if this serial or part number . Is on engine side near bottom next to shaft adjustment screw .
            Tom

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General Discussion / Re: What's with the AACA Forum
« on: September 14, 2020, 04:50:41 PM »
Have you done a re-log in since there last upgrade . help sink up systems .

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General Discussion / Re: steering box adjustments
« on: September 11, 2020, 06:26:08 PM »
Was able to correct about 75 percent of my slack in wheel . Base a  you-tube of adjusting . I disconnected the drag link from pitman . This made it much easier to feel the slack and adjustment . I next loosen backwards order all adjustment and cycled wheel until i could feel the go , no-go . The thrust worm adjustment was made lose enough to see column move up and down the slightest , I then snugged and cycled and redid until i could easily feel the correct adjustment . This was my problem area and needed over a full turn in . I then moved to pitman shaft adjustment . Make sure side plate of third adjust was tight before starting . and adjusted this . Then the last, worm engagement to tooth gear ,was set . I noted lack of it being tighter in mid point . Conclusion over worn parts . I did notice it being very snug and max left /right of box . However . Did not realize that front end did not need full stroke of box , to achieve turning range . So maybe able to get more on third adjustment . All this greatly improved steering from 4-1/2" to about 1" play .
  Hope this help others . Was able to track down about six other Mopars that use my parts . Have a couple on stand-by .  Thanks .

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Things you are looking for. / Re: Steering box info / Radiator tank
« on: September 07, 2020, 08:29:12 PM »
I do not think so . I just finished rebuilding rusted rear springs and  feel with out the rigid back it had a little more slop in steering . And felt it was time to teak . Well after touching it it seems worst . .

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General Discussion / Re: steering box adjustments
« on: September 07, 2020, 07:33:14 PM »
Did anyone ever loosen up bolt and column nut . Does shaft then move freely . Maybe i have to remove Clum switch and other parts first ?
    I wanted to back off until loosened and bring up as book describes .

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