The tie rods added to stiffness that was already there. I used the
remove-shims-until-no-more-play method. I've since resplit the shaft and I
think some of it has come from either end but I'm going to pull the box out
again and bring it back to the bench.
> On May 17, 2020, at 3:21 PM, andrew uprichard <email@example.com>
> (Where is Randall when you need him? ð???)
> When you say "significantly tighter" is this turning the steering with the
> tie rods connected ? You should be able to turn the steering wheel with a
> finger tip if the car is in the air. You should also be able to grab a wheel
> and take it through its full range of motion (everything connected) fairly
> The felt at the steering wheel should not be an issue - and, if anything,
> should just be soaked in oil prior to installation.
> If it is binding, and not eased by loosening the box (and, by inference, the
> pressure on the peg) it is probably related more to the shims at the bottom
> of the box than the bearings themselves. Did you follow the method Randall
> suggests with measuring end-float and shimming appropriately?
> Andrew Uprichard
> Jackson, Michigan
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> Subject: [TR] Tr3a steering tight after rebuild
> Re-installed my rebuilt steering box and, even though it felt fine on the
> bench, back in the car the steering is significantly tighter. Not quite a
> parking lot 3-point turn level of effort but well beyond finger tip effort.
> And this is while still up on jacks with the set screw backed right off. I
> loosened off the shim cover bolts thinking I was too tight but no difference.
> It doesn't feel like it's binding at any point of the travel, it's tight
> lock to lock. I waited until the shaft was reassembled before tightening the
> box attachment bolts so the box would align to the shaft, not vice versa.
> Could this really all be down to resistance from the 2 new bearings in the
> split shaft (plenty of grease added) and the new felt at the steering wheel?
> Also should the upper felt be greased/oiled?
> Art. 60tr
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