I wanted some safety in my life so I purchased a steering cover screw from Langs to replace the one I never had. My question is the old screw was put in with the hole in the cover at twelve a clock but the cover now wants to be at six o'clock. So to set the screw in a new spot do I have to do anything special or just screw it in the new spot? Thanks James
Drill through the hole then tap for the 6 32 screw. Be careful not to drill too far or you'll gouge the outside of the gear case. Before you fasten the lid you may want to remove it and put some grease in the gear case.
You will have to remove the cover and check the gear case for the slot.It should be at 12 o'clock,but if some one turned the case 180 on reassembly,it will be 6 o'clock. If your slot is at 12 you will have to back the cover up for it to line up.A spacer washer can help take out some of the play(up and down) here.
The case has a corresponding threaded partial hole. If the case is tight at the new spot, you may have to drill/tap a new place for the screw.
Or worn parts could be replaced.
Where would I place that washer Jack?
I put mine under the steering shaft.Some time back you sent me a message on FB,which I can't read.Send me an email Jackdaron@aol.com.
I put a piece of masking tape on the drill to remind me not to drill down too far. Also, the screws that are available today have too big of a head, and you will have to turn down the O.D. of the screw head to make it like original.
Huh, learn something new everyday. I wish this was in place on my doodlebug when I bought it so the steering wheel / top of the gear box hadn't disappeared on the way home.
Will be looking into this on my doodlebug and '25 pickup.