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Old 09-20-2019, 04:29 AM
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Good to hear you're getting it under control
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Sam_Fear View Post
The new car tread tires helped a lot! Still ned to recheck the caster/camber/toe but itís easily drivable and stable at 70+. (I usually donít go more than 60 in it)

I had the whole fixed already. A machinist that works dor a robotic builder owed me so I had him bore it and press kingpin bushings in top and bottom. Tightened it up nicely!

Iíve drove it for years with that sloppy steering and it was always predictable. Eventually it just started flopping to far when it did flop. Before I couldnít afford the cost of a good gear box so I dealt with it - no one made rebuild kits for the 61-64 so they cost a lot of gold.

If I canít get the box tightened up with a rebuild kit I may try a damper.

I was going to make the same suggestion Tripper made about a damper. None of our cars leave our shop without one, they make a world of difference, and you don't feel any more resistance at all.

If it were me, I would pick up one for a Jeep, they are a little heavier duty than the hot rod versions. Also, I bet that slop in the steering box isn't helping, have you adjusted the threaded adjuster to take up any slop ?
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