[Healeys] Steering alignment

John Vrugtman javrugtman at htcnet.org
Wed Jun 2 20:00:53 MDT 2010

I just replaced my steering worm with a DW version and peg and now no 
tight spot at all.  Steering is
much nicer and easier, since I also added those swivel pin roller bearings.

64 & 66 BJ8s

On 6/2/2010 8:27 PM, warthodson at aol.com wrote:
> Yes, I agree. I hope no one thought I was suggesting they adjust the toe-in
> until the tight spot was straight ahead! Theoretically, this would be
> possible, if you didn't care what amount of toe-in you ended up with.
> Gary Hodson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Nock healeydoc at sbcglobal.net
> trying to get the tight spot in the straight ahead position is not going to
> happen. For some reason the tight spot is just to the left of straight ahead
> on all Healey's.
> On Jun 2, 2010, at 1:04 PM, warthodson at aol.com wrote:
> Assuming for the moment that the front suspension components are all in good
> condition, meaning the king pin bushings, wheel bearing shimming/adjustment,
> tie rod ends&  steering worm&  peg are all in very good condition, then there
> are two adjustments (that I can think of) that can affect "free play" at the
> steering wheel. They are shimming of the bearings that support the worm gear
> &
> adjusting of the peg in the worm.
> The location of the tight spot is NOT adjustable without altering the toe-in
> (unless you have modified the stock steering system). I.E. These two are
> directly related.
> This means that there is only ONE toe-in setting that will result in the
> tight
> spot being located exactly at the straight ahead position.
> Once the toe-in is set, the only way to adjust orientation of the steering
> wheel is to reposition it on the splines on the steering column. Doing this
> will of course NOT affect the location of the tight spot relative to the
> straight ahead position of the steering column.
> Gary Hodson
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