[Healeys] Steering Box

i erbs eyera3000 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 21:36:08 MDT 2016

I had my tie rods replaced and the steering improved a lot. Check them for
wear or slop

Mr. Ira Erbs
1959 Austin Healey 100-6
please forgive odd words and auto corrects as   my phone cannot understand
my misspellings
On Jun 20, 2016 8:57 AM, "Stephen Hutchings" <s.hutchings at rogers.com> wrote:

> I wonder if someone can point me to a good description of adjusting the
> end play or "end float" in the steering box.
> I don't find the manual's - "add or subtract shims as necessary to obtain
> the correct adjustment" very helpful.
> I had thought I had pretty minimal end play when I had the box on the
> bench (a few years back now), but on the road I find I need to take some of
> the play out.
> So- do more shims ad or decrease the end play? It's not immediately
> obvious to me. Also, I wonder if it's better to keep the arm attached while
> doing this to actually see if there is play under load.
> I'm sorry if this seems like a dumb question - I had no trouble getting
> the shims right on the wheel bearings, but this one's got me a bit confused.
> Thanks,
> Stephen, BJ8
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