[Healeys] Steering column replacement

I Erbs eyera3 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 12:02:54 MST 2012

Quick look on google says NAPA should carry it as a carb cleaner
On Nov 4, 2012 11:01 AM, "Tim Davis BN7" <tld6008 at mchsi.com> wrote:

> Where do you get Varsol nowadays? I couldn't find any in the Pensacola
> area.
> Tim Davis BN7
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Salter" <michaelsalter at gmail.com>
> To: "I Erbs" <eyera3 at gmail.com>
> Cc: "Ahealey help" <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2012 12:25:48 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Steering column replacement
> Ira,
> Before you go to all the trouble of installing the replacement box I would
> strongly recommend that you test it for leaks.
> I just did this on the box for my early 100 and discovered a crack in the
> original that I would never have picked before the test.
> To test mine I used a 3/8" diameter ball from a bearing under the stator
> tube flare nut to seal that area then filled the box with varsol and stood
> it on end over night.
> I didn't put a can under it and the floor was covered in varsol in the a.m.
> The varsol is good for cleaning out the box before installing new lubricant
> anyway.
> Slight leakage around the upper part of the area where the tube is soldered
> in are not a problem as that is above the oil level when the box is
> installed.
> Mine was cracked where the drop shaft tube joined the main box.. Not
> good....
> --
> Michael Salter
>                          *I have BJ8 water pump kits!!*
> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 12:11 AM, I Erbs <eyera3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The non adjust steering box has always leaked. New seal and foam bit did
> > not help . I just got a replacement column and box( thanks Healeyjim).
>  Any
> > advice on switching out the box? Should I replace the whole column/ box
> as
> > a unit or can I swap out the box alone en situ?
> > Any advice is appreciated.
> > I will replace seal and foam bit.
> > Thanks.
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