After market Steering Box for a T

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 06:09 pm:

I need to change the steering on my Livingood 4X4. It is about 5 times as hard to turn when sitting still and the same when driving as a stock T. I know that they made a worm gear box
after market unit and I would like to get info. and one of these units. Any help out there.

Thanks Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 06:36 pm:

Bob,

Here are a couple of link to previous threads. Regards, John

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/273498.html?1331441101

http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/worm.htm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 07:09 pm:

Bob, I wonder if something is wrong. My Livingood T drives pretty much like any other T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les Schubert on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 07:19 pm:

I understand that these 4x4 were made in both full time and part time 4x4. I wonder if that is the case here.

Bob
In regards to after market steering boxes I am reproducing some Ross cam and lever units. I have the worms (they are variable ratio just as the originals and made from 8620 steel) almost finished. I need to make of buy or borrow a 3/4" 36 tooth spline broach so I can cut the steering column splines inside the worms prior to case hardening. The originals used ball bearings but I have found some special Timken taper rollers that will fit perfectly and run right on the worm itself.
I have the cast bodies and machining them will be simple.
The pitman arm is simple. That being said they are at least 6 months away


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 09:28 pm:

Tom
You may be right, I've only driven mine in the yard. No licence and I live in town don't trust driving on the street yet.

Les
I forgot that you were making them( old age I guess) Let me know when there done.

Bob


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