Is this all the time or just at a certain speed? If its at higher speeds, I
might suspect a tyre or the tyre balance. However, there is also a spring
loaded balance damper that should reduce this vibration. Towards the bottom
of the steering column, right by the radiator and lower radiator hose, is a
cover and shims held by two 5/16" bolts. Remove that and a large round
piece will start to rise out of the hole. Remove that and you will see the
spring and damper on its underside. Check the damper for wear - for a long
time this part was unavailable but is now carried by Moss Motors. Also make
sure the rack has gear oil in it - if you remove this piece, you should see
gear oil in the rack. If not, top it up with 90w gear oil. Check the rack
boots for leaks though - they may need replaced too.
David - A Floridian in Montana
(who else but a native Floridian, decades gone, to give you cold weather
At 04:53 PM 6/24/01 +0200, DenverD wrote:
>and the steering wheel shakes back and forth about one eight inch..
>its not constant, but almost..
>it is easy to hold it steady and if you release the not so tight grip it
>it car runs true, that is, the nose is not shaking back and forth as the
>steering wheel goes back and forth..
>the steering is sure and positive with good feedback (if the wheel is
>griped enough to cease the shakes)..
>NOTE: The following books were ordered 8 weeks ago, when they get here
>(via SLOW boat to Denmark) i will cease with the unending stream of easy
>1. MGB Model Years 1962-1974, the Complete Official: Comprising the
> Official Driver's Handbook, Workshop Manual, Special Tuning Manual
>2. MGB OWNERS WORKSHOP MANUAL 1962 ON
>3. MGB Driver's Handbook: 1965 Edition
> British Leyland Motors
>4. Step-by-step service guide to the MGB
>DenverD - A Texan in Denmark
>65B # GHN3L/33680; engine 18V581-H193
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