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RE: [oletrucks] Wheel Spacers

To: "'Eric and Linda St.Phillips'" <lstphil1@rochester.rr.com>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Wheel Spacers
From: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 05:44:20 -0800
If you are not concerned about how sharp of a left turn you 
can make, the quick fix for this is to adjust the "stop" screw 
on the driver's side of the front axle to make it hit just 
before the tire touches the valve assembly.

A question:  Does your GMC have a stock (i.e.. Pontiac) V8?  
If so, what power steering pump are you using?  Someday 
I would like to add power steering to my 57 GMC V8 and have 
liberated a power steering pump & mounting hardware from 
a 56 Pontiac that was about to be crushed.  Just wondering 
if this pump (assuming it works at all, it did have fluid 
in it when removed) would run the drag link power steering 

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric and Linda St.Phillips [mailto:lstphil1@rochester.rr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 7:27 PM
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] Wheel Spacers

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 and
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 the
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

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