I did the upper without too much trouble. If I recall, I only turned the
new rubber by hand to get the bolts in. Be sure you can turn the wheels (no
flat tires), as I was able to rotate the steering by hand on the shaft next
to the motor to get the bolts in the holes when needed. It takes a little
patience, but it can be done without too much trouble and the only tool I
used was a 1/2" wrench (if I recall correctly). The lower one I don't know.
From: ArthurK101@aol.com [mailto:ArthurK101@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: 1964 Triumph TR4 restoration
Folks, I did this in '93 and as I remember it was not a big deal. I don't
think we even removed the steering wheel. But I was working with someone
who really knew what he was doing. Anyone have some ideas?
I gave Ray what I remembered but as this is a safety issue, I thought "list
wisdom" should be applied and maybe someone might have recently done this.
Please reply directly to Ray, copy to me. Thanks as always - love this
In a message dated 25-Jul-01 11:41:09 Eastern Daylight Time,
> My question is regarding the replacement of the flexible couplings (2) in
> the steering column. I purchased replacement parts from Moss Mtrs. but I
> was cautioned by members of the Portland, OR TOA that I should not attempt
> to do the replacement by myself without some help. I can understand why
> because both of those joints are stressed. Getting the old ones out is one
> thing, but getting the new ones in could be a real problem.
> Would it be possible to unbolt the part that looks like a thrust bearing
> which is up against the firewall and slide the steering column up and out
> of the steering box to take the strain out of the column? With the column
> in a straight line it would be a simple task I would think to replace the
> worn flex couplings and then bend the column and slide it back down into
> the box again.
> Your comments will be very much appreciated.
> Ray Barney
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