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Old 06-23-2019, 04:13 PM
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Steering stops are internal in the box, so it isn't anything to do with your new shaft unless there is a spline slipping(wrong size joint) at the box.
The steering column and shaft does nothing to limit the travel.

Is this a power box?? Checked it with engine running??

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If you have 3 U joints you need a support bearing on one of the DD shafts...you do have one installed, correct? Pictures?
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If you have 3 U joints you need a support bearing on one of the DD shafts...you do have one installed, correct? Pictures?

I did install a support bearing which I made out of a piece of aluminum sheet. Flexes a little though so I'll have to get a steel one eventually.
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Steering stops are internal in the box, so it isn't anything to do with your new shaft unless there is a spline slipping(wrong size joint) at the box.
The steering column and shaft does nothing to limit the travel.

Is this a power box?? Checked it with engine running??

After I posted this remembered that the set screws on the u joints are too long and sticking out and one is probably preventing the shaft from spinning all the way around. I'll have to take a look tomorrow but I'm almost certain that's got to be the issue.
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Or you did not CLOCK your Steering Column to the Middle.
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Or you did not CLOCK your Steering Column to the Middle.

Once the steering shaft is disconnected from the column the steering column shaft can spin infinitely (it has no left or right stop) so I don't believe that makes a difference.
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If you made a support bearing from aluminum and it flexes AND the wheels won't turn left and right you need to stop right there and call in a second set of eyes. Recommend you get in touch with a local car club and ask for someone in the club that does some building and have him look at what you have.
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All set, got everything working properly. Issue was a protruding set screw on the u joint making contact with the cross-member therefore not allowing the steering shaft to rotate completely. Special thanks to Ericnova72 for all the help with this issue.
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Neighbor has a 46, Could take pic

My neighbor has a 46. Looks like yours. He has a 383 Chevy in it. Almost positive it has Block huggers headers. However I think it has a Mustang II suspension. What is your suspension? Would probable make a difference. I could take a pic never the less of his...
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