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Re: 1946 steering box worm gear
Hog Wild #1373708 Mon Aug 17 2020 12:25 AM
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First set of picture seems okay.
Second, called the pitman/sector shaft is broken.


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Re: 1946 steering box worm gear
Hog Wild #1373709 Mon Aug 17 2020 12:26 AM
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The recirculating ball guides do you a problem.


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Re: 1946 steering box worm gear
Hog Wild #1373720 Mon Aug 17 2020 02:21 AM
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On the AD trucks, the end of the sector shaft has a "tee" slot where the adjusting button goes. It looks like one side of the "tee" may be broken off on yours.

Here's a pic of the sector shaft with the adjusting bolt in place. Notice that there's also a shim washer under the head of the bolt. This is off my '51 truck but yours should be similar.

It may be easiest to look for an entire steering column, although you may be able to find individual parts and rebuild yours.

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Re: 1946 steering box worm gear
klhansen #1373726 Mon Aug 17 2020 02:58 AM
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Thank you for the info Dave, and klhansen, and for the visual. Ugh! That's what I was afraid of. I appreciate the input as both hubby and I are new at most of this.


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Re: 1946 steering box worm gear
Hog Wild #1373899 Tue Aug 18 2020 11:07 AM
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Joe, thank you for the tip on the water! When I got the gunk off of everything there were a lot of places where it looked like slag. Hubby said that is where the water had sat. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to make a mental note to check it from time to time once I get everything installed, and get him back on the road again. We really appreciate the information... It's things like this we wouldn't think of!


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Re: 1946 steering box worm gear
Hog Wild #1373991 Wed Aug 19 2020 12:25 AM
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Keep an eye on the want ads on this site and the auction site everyone hates ( but uses ), I built my '41 steering box with almost all NOS parts after scrounging for a while. Mine drives like new.

Re: 1946 steering box worm gear
Hog Wild #1374018 Wed Aug 19 2020 07:18 AM
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Re: 1946 steering box worm gear
Hog Wild #1374046 Wed Aug 19 2020 04:55 PM
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I think dusty was pointing out parts from Jim Carter

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