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Old 11-14-2019, 12:23 PM   #21
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The early Chevy pick up boxes are much supperior to the Ford boxes. Maybe you could find an early 50's Chevy box and bolt that in. They are recirculating ball design like a Vega.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:51 PM   #22
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The early Chevy pick up boxes are much supperior to the Ford boxes. Maybe you could find an early 50's Chevy box and bolt that in. They are recirculating ball design like a Vega.
Are there RH drive early Chevy pickups running around? I have no idea.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:37 PM   #23
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Maybe in Australia where he lives?
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:57 PM   #24
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Are there RH drive early Chevy pickups running around? I have no idea.

This looks like RHD! DD


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Old 11-14-2019, 05:22 PM   #25
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Yep, looks like it. I know nothing about early Chevys, here in the U.S. or worldwide.
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:58 AM   #26
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I have a 1936 complete steering col, including the correct original working lock & key with the arm in the shaft that I would sell. Shipping being the biggest problem. Kerk in Ma.
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:44 AM   #27
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I would call my credit card company and demand a full refund. You should not have to bare the burden of them shipping the wrong parts - that is on them. I would not take a loss like this and give them a pass.
The issue is they have shipped them across the other side of the world. The huge shipping costs makes them reluctant to fully refund all costs and to refund they often want the defective part back -another horrendous shipping bill . In the end you just write it off and don't deal with them again

However there are some good companies- I once brought a set of brake drums form Snyders . One was cracked . I sent photos and they shipped a new one that day -Didn't want the old one back

While we are talking steering boxes what is the size and thread of the filler plug on the 34 box ? Karl
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The issue is they have shipped them across the other side of the world. The huge shipping costs makes them reluctant to fully refund all costs and to refund they often want the defective part back -another horrendous shipping bill . In the end you just write it off and don't deal with them again

No, the issue is that THEY SCREWED-UP! They either mis-labeled the part, or didn't have the expertise OR DESIRE to understand the idiosyncrasies of the parts involved, nor the desire to stand-by any form of customer satisfaction. The RIGHT thing to do when in business is to eat crow and pony-up when mistakes are made. DD
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:01 PM   #29
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No, the issue is that THEY SCREWED-UP! They either mis-labeled the part, or didn't have the expertise OR DESIRE to understand the idiosyncrasies of the parts involved, nor the desire to stand-by any form of customer satisfaction. The RIGHT thing to do when in business is to eat crow and pony-up when mistakes are made. DD
I agree with you 100% and that is the way I run my business - But I would suggest to you that Business Ethics aren't what they used to be or should be for a lot of firms today. Realistically other than bad mouthing them on forums like this what ability have I ( a small customer) got to deal with a bad seller who is 12000 miles away and has probably never heard of my country and will never even notice I've stopped dealing with them . People say that bad press harms business but I'm not so sure -If that was the case no one who reads this forum would (rightly or wrongly ) buy anything from Macs and plenty do
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:25 AM   #30
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So ,what are you doing to fix your box.
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Don't know as yet
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:38 AM   #31
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You can use a 1935 worm gear, but the 35/36 sector shafts are longer than a 32/34
So that will just mean that the sector shaft will hang out further out of the steering box if fitted to an earlier steering box?

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Old 11-24-2019, 10:59 AM   #32
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So that will just mean that the sector shaft will hang out further out of the steering box if fitted to an earlier steering box?
No, It is the other way around. The 35-6 sector is shorter. That is why the swap is impossible.

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Old 11-24-2019, 04:09 PM   #33
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Mark, Have you got amy usable parts for your box,Like can you male up a usable one.
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:15 AM   #34
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Mark, Have you got amy usable parts for your box,Like can you male up a usable one.
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I am trying to get another shaft to replace the one in the steering box - mine having been turned down to now being too small to fit to ford steering wheel. A BARNer has offered me a rhd 34 box, so hopefully it has some 15:1 bits that are usable - thanks Bob.

Macs/Ecklers still advertises a right hand drive only worm and sector on their website under a 48 part number prefix, but I am reluctant to go down that path again.

there is a place in England that sells rhd parts, probably sourced from Macs. I might contact them to see if they have rhd parts to suit.

Otherwise - I have an F1 box with N.O.S. parts, and could change the mount and cut my losses with original 32-34 steering boxes.

Or there's those steering boxes from NZ!!!!
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:56 AM   #35
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Mark I would go with Teds NZ box . It will fit perfectly and outperform even the best restored box .-Karl
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:28 PM   #36
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Are there RH drive early Chevy pickups running around? I have no idea.
Haven't seen one in years
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:29 PM   #37
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Thanks for the recommendation Karl. I will be looking into it shorty
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:50 PM   #38
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can some on tell me what flathead ted does or makes for 33-34 steering box ?
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:02 PM   #39
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Haven't seen one in years
I think the boxes were used thru 59
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Hi guys I have confirmed with my supplier in the USA and he currently has three sets of 1932 to 1934 Right Hand Drive Sectors & Worms 15:1 ratio in stock. A sector & worm landed in Oz will cost $AU 392.00 plus Australia Post to your residence. dave.slater@casmen.com Dave
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