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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:59 am    Post subject: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

Soo, me and my dumb ass didnt take enough photos of how exactly im supposed to mount my steering box... How do i know my steering box is installed at the right position/angle? Also, i had dissembled my steering box and replaced the seals and gaskets, and of course any and all adjustments are off... Is there an article or thread on what and how i should be adjusting the "end play" if thats the right term for the screws? Finally, what oil should i be using? i packed the roller bearings and thrust surfaces with bearing grease, but other than that the box currently remains empty.

Thank you
Aiden

going on a '65 link pin beam in case that matters.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

Does your beam have the little nub this bracket fits into?
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That looks like an older box (single metal fill plug, instead of due plastic plugs), which originally used 90wt oil, but which can be filled with grease like the later boxes, too (search "corn head", no really).

Also,this chart thread may help:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=654095

This one, too:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=403902
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

No, sir, theres nothing on the bottom of the beam, let me grab a few pics.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

This thread may help too:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=652909
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

Alright, I will check it out tonight, thank you!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:11 pm    Post subject: Re: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

The notches on the clamp index on the 2 nubs in the previous pic.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

cbeck wrote:
The notches on the clamp index on the 2 nubs in the previous pic.


if so then im missing something
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

Here's some more light reading on rebuilding the steering box
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=660446
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

ok, thanks for all the help and links guys. i will check out that gear box grease in a few. also, i found this in another thread,

Swingaxle wrote:
Had this problem with my 61, there are no locating pins on the beam and I just made sure everything was lined up and then tightened except the box itself on the beam and then snugged it down and checked the steering wheel to make sure there was no binding or anything else and then torqued it down. Prior to august 1965 there were no locating welds on the front beam.
Brian
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and since i will be using beam castor shims, im gonna have to do this.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

You might consider marking the position of where you would want nubs (trial box installation), and then weld a couple of blobs to the beam to act as indexing nubs in the future.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: A brief run down please? Steering box install. Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
You might consider marking the position of where you would want nubs (trial box installation), and then weld a couple of blobs to the beam to act as indexing nubs in the future.


yup, i will do that for sure Smile although, i will probably end up marking it w/ paint. thanks
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'66 baja- crumbled
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'04 jianche flywing mx100 w/ head work and other goodies
-Aiden
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