Just thinking out loud…here is a question.
‘how terrible is it to utilize a 3 piece collapsing steering shaft? 3/4 at the steering gear box… 1” next then a 3/4” and u-joint going to the steering column
Banner day…had all the parts and the temp was 74 with 45% humidity….big motivation. The Steering shaft from the steering wheel to the rag joint had no bearing or shaft support at the firewall and every bounce and jog transmitted the sloppysteering bumps to the steering wheel. Additionally the looseness of the rag joint was dangerous. Got it all disconnected.
The “ bearing” used in the steering column turns out to be a pvc hose barb coupler cut in half and zip tied to hold the two halves together. in the interest of accuracy, I took the column out and cut the rag joint, shaped the “D” parts onto the shaft and shined up the balance of the shaft to accommodate the flange bearing at the firewall. Slipped on the rubber plug into the column and bolted it all back in after insuring the correct placement of the u-joint and drilling the detents into the shaft….
seems like it went like clockwork all due to the explanations and suggestions from you all… got it all back together, took it for a test,…HAPPY!!!
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