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Help with steering please

Subject: Help with steering please
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 23:04:36 EST
Hi List: 1974 B. Reassembly of steering components:

I am having trouble with the alignment between the steering shaft from the 
front suspension and the steering wheel shaft. The steering wheel shaft is 
vertically in line, but is about 3/4 of an inch below the plane of the 
steering shaft. When I levered them to accept the knuckled connector, there was 
so much torque on the two that the steering shaft would not turn.
The knuckle assembly feels ok when not attached to the shafts, but it will 
not freely attach to allow for free steering.
What have I done wrong?
I am using the thick washers as my disassembly photos show, but I don't know 
how to proceed.
One of the shafts is not aligned, but I do not see that I am missing any 
shims, so don't know which one to work on.
The suspension shaft only clears the u nderside of the engine mount by 1/4 
inch, so I guess I can't do much with that.

Thank you for any help.


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