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Steering u joint phasing/turn cam synchronizing

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so flaming river 2 inch column with 3/4 dd end. I cant get the joints to be in phase. ( forks in line) and 11 oclock on the cam. Someone talk me through this please..
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ford 26 spline to 3/4 dd ( rack end)
3/4 dd to 3/4 dd into steering column
when u joints are in phase cam is at 2 oclock

also what do i do with steering column to dd shaft. Do i drill and put a bolt through it?? or does it just sit there????? oh and the angle seems to be at about 25 degree

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Go to this link and do some reading.

http://www.woodwardsteering.com/imag...%20100-105.pdf
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This is the procedure I use when installing steering linkage. Before the linkage is installed, center the steering column so the tab (bump) that cancels the turn signals is straight up at 12 o'clock. Center the steering rack by moving the tires lock to lock and counting the number of turns on the input shaft of the rack. Divide the number of turns by 2 and then move the rack back to that number of turns. (4 turns lock to lock puts it on center in 2 turns for example). Since you have a DD shaft, the u-joints will automatically be installed in phase when you put them on the shaft, there is no way to mess that up. Install the linkage onto the column, and slide the steering column up just enough to install the lower u-joint onto the rack (don't let anything turn at this point). Once the linkage is in place, reinstall the steering column mounts, then center and tighten the linkage.

There should be at least one threaded hole and there may be two threaded holes 90 degrees apart on all your DD joints for the steering linkage. If so, install a set screw into each one and secure with a jam nut. If not, there should be. I wouldn't weld them into place.

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I have 3 inchs of 3/4 dd shaft in to the column then a 3/4 dd to 3/4 dd u joint. Then the 3/4 shaft to the rack u joint. Is this right, nothing pins or bolts the 3/4 shaft into the column??
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You can plug weld the shaft into the end of the column so it sticks out enough to install the upper u-joint. Be careful not to cook the bearing on the end of the column. Once all the joints are tight on the shaft, even if the weld broke on the column, it would rattle around but couldn't go anywhere.

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