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Old 02-15-2014, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default '36 steering column tube bearing?

I've got an upper steering column tube bearing that was made by a guy in Minnesota that some of you have surely used; it is meant to improve ease of turning in the pre '37 Fords. I have a '40 box in my '36 now and will use this bearing with the '40 shaft. Am wondering if there would be any advantage to running this additional after market bearing at the midpoint inside of the steering tube? I found this bearing located on the shaft during disassembly and have discovered that it's offered as an upper bearing that goes under steering wheel to improve ease of turning.
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:48 AM   #2
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No .
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: '36 steering column tube bearing?

Only the top one under the steering wheel is used as far as I know.Have had one in my 36 for going on 12 yrs now works perfectly. OMO. ken ct.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: '36 steering column tube bearing?

When you turn the steering wheel you exert a lot of force on the shaft to the box, Having the one bearing just under the steering wheel will help to stabilize the shaft. There is no need for a second bearing. lower on the shaft.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:19 PM   #5
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Default Re: '36 steering column tube bearing?

That's all I needed to know, thank you.
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