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Old 08-11-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Loose steering. 66 coupe.

Being very new to driving an American classic I wondered if it is normal in having so much play in the steering. I have changed the tie rod ends which has helped a little but i wondered if there was anything else i could do to really tighten things up. New fast ratio steering box maybe? Thanks
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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A new or rebuilt steering box will fix your problem. I converted to a power steering setup from Borgeson. Pretty easy to install except the steering column modification. I have no regrets doing it on my '66. You can also consider rack and pinion for more "spirited" driving.
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When i get a bit of money saved i think i will do the same but good to know its fixable matey.
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When i get a bit of money saved i think i will do the same but good to know its fixable matey.
The idler arm can have a lot of play. I just changed it out with the tie rod ends and it helped a lot. It's fairly cheap and easy.
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I will look it up. Not sure which part that is. But top tip thanks
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Not sure how much a new one costs but you can probably get a manual steering box rebuilt for $150-200. Which may solve your problem.
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As a cost free short term fix I just tightened the bolt on top of the steering box which did the trick
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As a cost free short term fix I just tightened the bolt on top of the steering box which did the trick
Be carful not to over tighten that i did and broke the gear in the box
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What happened. Did you notice straight away? Dont want to be driving along and it goes on me :/
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Well the steering wheel was really hard to move my box was really worn how many turns did you do?
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Honestly. I did a 10th like advised and it did sod all then another couple. It wont go any further haha but god did it help.
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Hmm idk haha i was pulling into a driveway when i broke mine i was really cranking on it
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****tt. At least it wasn't while driving along man. One day I.ll get a new box and do all the bushes so its nice and tight.
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****tt. At least it wasn't while driving along man. One day I.ll get a new box and do all the bushes so its nice and tight.
Good idea. I did that and my car handles like a dream !
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My 67 was loose for years. Simple alignment cured it! Embarrassing.
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