So that’s why I couldn’t make head nor tail of my steeering from the Model A books!!!

Posted by Charlville
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Steering Joint Question

Hi All

Firstly let me apologise for the disgusting condition of my steering gear, this will change very soon!!

I have quite a bit of play in the joint in the picture, and I see kits listed to rebuild the joint.

Would this be the way to got or would replacement make more sense?

I’ve got a small amount of play in the kingpin on this side, should I be looking for zero play, or is some acceptable before it impacts steering performance?

Thanks as always

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Kevin Flood
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Sporadic progress on My 1929 Sport Coupe can be found here
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Today, 05:04 PM   #2
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Re: Steering Joint Question

That’s aftermarket, you probably have V8 spindles.
See item 11190 in the link http://www.vintageford.com/sect_sear…=Axle-%20Front

Bob


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Today, 05:07 PM   #3
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Re: Steering Joint Question

The rig you have uses sealed replaceable rod ends completely unlike Model A type…they are almost certainly the ones used on 1935-48 Fords.
Today, 05:18 PM   #4
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Re: Steering Joint Question

Ha, I thought I couldn’t make sense of it from my books

Over to the H.A.M.B with this one.

Thanks for the pointers.

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West Berkshire UK

Sporadic progress on My 1929 Sport Coupe can be found here
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