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Old 05-27-2003, 07:02 AM
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How do you adjust the steering box? The pitman arm moves too far to the right and hardly to the left. I reversed the box so that I can use it in my T Bucket.

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Old 05-27-2003, 08:41 AM
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sounds like its still in the car, if so then the pitman arm needs to moved (rotated. what I would do it remove pitman arm, the turn steering wheel from lock to lock & count the ### of rotations, then divide by 2, that way you know where center is on the steering box. center the box & the put pitman arm back on....BUT IF this isnt the problem I would say your box is junk then cause its in a bind, because the adjustment you're talking about will only take the play out of the steering box...joe
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What he said. The pittman arm needs to be recentered as TooMany describes. The problem is the pittman arm has a missing tooth in the spline that matches the sector shaft so it will only go on one way. Great if you are using it to cross steer a stock 'vair but must be modified for the reversed box hung on a hot rod frame rail. I use a triangle machinist's file to cut the missing tooth in the spline in the hole of the pittman arm so it will slide onto the sector shaft at any angle.

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