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1957 Steering play adjustment??


Hi guys,

I recently restored all the front end on my Laurentian and had the alignment done, however I still have a lot of play/loose in the steering wheel. 

Imagine the branch of the steering wheel like the arms of a clock set a 21:15 when I drive in a straight line, and I can bring the steering branches to 20:10 or 22:20 and still continue in a straight line...(I hope my explanation is clear enough blankstare

 

I checked in the manual and I know there is an adjustment on the steering box to fix this but I don't have the special tools to do it.

Is there a quick and easy method to correct this?

Thanks a lot

Steve

 



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You can tighten the steering box on the top of the box. There is nut you slack off and a flat screw you tighten. There is usually 3 to 4 full threads visible. If there are no threads visible there is no adjustment left. Go a 1/2 turn at a time. If you go to tight the steering wheel will not come back when you turn a corner.

 

Al



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Al, of course, is right ... no special tools reaquired, just a wrench and a screwdriver, might need to let some penetrating oil soak on it all before starting.

Dave

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davelacourse wrote:

 might need to let some penetrating oil soak on it all before starting.


 Yup, ran into that on my '55, don't force it



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Thanks Al,

I'll give it a try.. I'm not worried about it being jammed as the sterring box is rebuilt also, so it should turn easily.

I'll let you know how it turned out.

 

Thanks!



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Finally, Fitz came to my house and helped me fix many small issues with the front end.

The car drives way better now, but I will still need to get new tires to make it a smooth ride.

Thanks a lot Fitz!

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