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steering arm question

Post by John Illinois » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:24 am

Does the steering/pitman arm fit on a tapered shaft or straight shaft. How much force does it take to tap it off the steering shaft.Thanks.

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Re: steering arm question

Post by Norman Kling » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:35 am

On the cars I have worked on the steering shaft is tapered and has a woodruff key in it. I have used a puller to remove it. If it is loose enough to tap off, it is too loose.
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Re: steering arm question

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:31 pm

The parts book shows the same arm for all years, so they are all tapered. I don't have a puller that fits, so I bash them off with a brass drift and a BFH. Sometimes they come off easy, and sometimes they don't.
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Re: steering arm question

Post by John Illinois » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:00 pm

The manual says tap it. off. I Suspected it might be a little more than that.

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Re: steering arm question

Post by FATMAN » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:02 pm

Heat it up with pen. oil, let cool tap off, seems to work better this way, Bob

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Re: steering arm question

Post by TonyB » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:13 pm

While I agree all steering arms appear to have a taper, they are not all the same. I believe the very early Ts with a short steering column use a different angle than later models. I suspect the 1912 torpedo used yet a different design and I suppose the Improved cars yet another.
Four different steering arms.
Four different steering arms.
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Re: steering arm question

Post by perry kete » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:02 pm

Tony,
I guess in one way or the other you took the picture! :lol:
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