In a message dated 11/23/99 8:48:12 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> Hi All,
> I have a "new" power steering system on my 59 GMC which uses a valve
> assembly as a drag link . The valve body actuates the steering arm manually
> and also powers a hydraulic assist ram tied between the stock front axle
> the tie rod. The problem is at full left turn the tire rubs the valve
> assembly before it reaches the hard stop. I have stock drum brakes and 15"
> rims but the truck is lowered front and rear (2 1/2" to 3") with monoleaf
> springs. The shop assisting me wants to add a 1/4" to 3/8" thick spacer
> behind the wheel to eliminate the interference. My question is regarding
> advisability of this modification in terms of safety , wheel alignment,
> handling , and anything else I've forgotten to worry about. Thanks in
> Eric A. St.Phillips
> 1959 GMC 100 (coming home tomorrow)
> Fairport, NY
The wheel spacers are a popular item for those who want to run 4th gen
(93+) F-Body wheels on their 3rd gen ('82-'92) F-Bodies, noone has a
complaint as of yet, lotta guys run autocross this way as well as drag race.
I'm not advocating either way, just passing along some info.
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959