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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Steering gear Reply with quote

Hay Guys
First time post so be gentle
Me and my son are building a rail buggy from parts no donor car so I have nothing to go off of we are trying to mount the steering gear box and was wondering how to tell were on the beam it mounts this is on a link pin beam ii know its the top beam but do not see any type of loacator pin
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome....

There should be a tab welded to under side of top beam tube and the 'clamp' will index into tab.... This will locate the steering box.... The clamp will have two notches in it, one is for correct angle to mount box in a bug the other notch is for correct angle mounting box in a Ghia... Just use notch that gives best angle or ignore notch/tab altogether...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa, thats really cool. I had no idea that was why there are two notches in the clamps.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I dont see marks on mine. SO confused. what do I have
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really early model stuff before indexing tabs...

Mount box approximately 4 inches over from shock tower (vertical portion)....

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks dale.
Is the angle anything specific or do we just try and get the tie rods flat.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been doing some reading and was wondering is this a worm and sector type box, not a worm and roller
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would it matter....

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like to know what i got and read ones stronger then the other
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the box in the pictures is yours, then you have a worm and roller.

But like dale said...it doesn't really matter. They mount the same as the earlier style boxes. Truth be told, they really are not as week as people say they are. The difference in durability between the worm and roller and the worm and sector type is minimal. The sector shafts are slightly more durable when you constantly shock load them because they are one solid piece and slightly thicker, but the worm and roller wears less because of the reduced internal friction. They are both fine boxes, and can be made very durable by a few tricks, like the washer trick.
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