Thread: Pickup Steering
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:32 PM   #5
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Default Re: Pickup Steering

I recently rebuilt the steering box (for the 2nd time) on my 31 roadster -which I’ve owned for over 50 years. The steering has always been hard - until this most recent rebuild. I installed new bearings, a new sector gear and a new sector housing machined to accept a needle bearing and modern o-ring seal. I also installed a new, shorter pitman arm - got all the parts from Bratton’s, but other vendors have all the same parts. I had replaced the steering arms with ones that new round balls years ago.

The car now steers so much more easily - even while stopped. I keep the tires inflated to 35 psi.

Good luck !
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