Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 567
Results 61 to 66 of 66

Thread: Another steering box rebuild

  1. #61
    VCVC Member 66BeachCruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA,
    Posts
    894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Next up was lubricating the bearing races with grease. The bottom of the box needed to be sealed back up with the new cap provided in the corvette kit. Before installing we put a small amount of permatex 2 gasket on the cap and hammered it down. Bottom bearing was then greased up completely and placed on the bottom race. The top race/bearing cup in the worm bearing adjuster was lubricated. The top worm bearing was also lubricated in grease and we slid it down through the top of the worm shaft. The whole shaft and ball nut unit was covered in grease and then put carefully into the gearbox so the worm shaft sat on the bottom worm bearing. The bearing adjuster was then screwed down to the top part of the steering box. Before doing so we put permatex 2 on the threads so it can make a nice seal from grease coming out. The sector shaft was next. It was covered in grease as well and placed in position
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG_7916.jpg   IMG_7917.jpg   IMG_7919.jpg   IMG_7918.jpg   IMG_7913.jpg  

    IMG_7923.jpg   IMG_7925.jpg   IMG_7926.jpg   IMG_7927.jpg   IMG_7930.jpg  

    Last edited by 66BeachCruiser; 06-03-2018 at 01:46 PM.
    1966 Chevy Sportvan seafoam green/white
    Sliding ragtop
    230 straight six
    HEI distributor
    12SI alternator
    2bbl 32/36 Progressive carb upgrade with 1 to 2bbl carb adapter
    200r4 w/stock auto shifter, custom hanger, 96 suburban trans cooler
    3:36 rear
    Front Disk Brake conversion with Dual master
    Recored radiator to 3core
    5 blade fan
    belly pan.

  2. #62
    VCVC Member 66BeachCruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA,
    Posts
    894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Before putting in the cover we placed the sector shaft lash adjuster and shim on the sector shaft. It's also a good idea to pack up the steering box as much as possible. I did this using a paint stirring stick to scoop grease in. We then screwed the side cover onto the lash adjuster bolt. Both side cover gaskets from both kits work. I did use the corvette side cover gasket. Even though it had a bit of excess material it didn't seem to be in the way. The corvette gasket was better gasket material. We put permatex 2 on the threads of all the side cover bolts and the plug to seal it from grease leaking out as well. Next was the sector shaft outer seal. Tape was wrapped around the threads to protect the new seal in the installation process. A plastic pipe for a sink laying to the side was the perfect tool to use for tapping down the new seal. It measured 1 1/2" diameter . It was perfect. This finished off the reassembly. To completely finish it up it was painted with some manifold paint Matchstick had. Thanks Matchstick for all your help
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG_7932.jpg   IMG_7930.jpg   IMG_8402.jpg   IMG_7933.jpg   IMG_8400.JPG  

    IMG_8399.JPG   IMG_8393.JPG   IMG_8394.jpg   IMG_7936.jpg   IMG_8388.JPG  

    Last edited by 66BeachCruiser; 06-03-2018 at 01:03 PM.
    1966 Chevy Sportvan seafoam green/white
    Sliding ragtop
    230 straight six
    HEI distributor
    12SI alternator
    2bbl 32/36 Progressive carb upgrade with 1 to 2bbl carb adapter
    200r4 w/stock auto shifter, custom hanger, 96 suburban trans cooler
    3:36 rear
    Front Disk Brake conversion with Dual master
    Recored radiator to 3core
    5 blade fan
    belly pan.

  3. #63
    VCVC Member 66BeachCruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA,
    Posts
    894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There is one last seal that comes out in the disassembly that I did not mention. This is a dust cover seal made out of some sort of foam/cotton or other material that slides on to the top of the steering shaft and goes in the top of the worm shaft bearing adjuster. A FELT WASHER. The new kits didn't come with that and the book doesn't mention a seal there. I could add this later. Before putting in the column on to the shaft.

    After reassembly, the steering wheel was put on the shaft to find the center and center the steering wheel while adjusting the lash adjuster to a best feel. Final adjustment will be in the van with wheels on the ground, using a fish scale to get the proper reading.
    Last edited by 66BeachCruiser; 06-03-2018 at 02:37 PM.
    1966 Chevy Sportvan seafoam green/white
    Sliding ragtop
    230 straight six
    HEI distributor
    12SI alternator
    2bbl 32/36 Progressive carb upgrade with 1 to 2bbl carb adapter
    200r4 w/stock auto shifter, custom hanger, 96 suburban trans cooler
    3:36 rear
    Front Disk Brake conversion with Dual master
    Recored radiator to 3core
    5 blade fan
    belly pan.

  4. #64
    VCVC Member TurboVan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Ojai, CA, USA
    Posts
    6,392
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You mean, with the wheels off the ground, right?
    Great tutorial!
    Keep one foot in the gutter, one fist in the gold...

    '65 Panel, with turbocharged 327 (originally 153 four), TH400 (originally 3-speed), and 3.31 '67 Camaro 12 bolt rear (my first car, 1970)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...meE_Jf-hgJU2mG

    '69 Sportvan 108 with turbocharged original 250 six and 700R4 (originally Powerglide), 3.73 rear, starred in eight Taco Bell commercials
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDfPJ3xmwjY

  5. #65
    VCVC Member 66BeachCruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA,
    Posts
    894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TurboVan View Post
    You mean, with the wheels off the ground, right?
    Great tutorial!
    You're right. It should be wheels off the ground. Thanks for catching that.
    1966 Chevy Sportvan seafoam green/white
    Sliding ragtop
    230 straight six
    HEI distributor
    12SI alternator
    2bbl 32/36 Progressive carb upgrade with 1 to 2bbl carb adapter
    200r4 w/stock auto shifter, custom hanger, 96 suburban trans cooler
    3:36 rear
    Front Disk Brake conversion with Dual master
    Recored radiator to 3core
    5 blade fan
    belly pan.

  6. #66
    VCVC Member TurboVan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Ojai, CA, USA
    Posts
    6,392
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    CorrectnessMan is always lurking! LOL
    Last edited by TurboVan; 06-13-2018 at 10:16 AM. Reason: because
    Keep one foot in the gutter, one fist in the gold...

    '65 Panel, with turbocharged 327 (originally 153 four), TH400 (originally 3-speed), and 3.31 '67 Camaro 12 bolt rear (my first car, 1970)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...meE_Jf-hgJU2mG

    '69 Sportvan 108 with turbocharged original 250 six and 700R4 (originally Powerglide), 3.73 rear, starred in eight Taco Bell commercials
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDfPJ3xmwjY

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •