[Healeys] Fwd: Adjusting BN7 Steering Box

Mark J Bradakis mark at bradakis.com
Tue Jul 24 12:50:39 MDT 2018

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Subject: 	Adjusting BN7 Steering Box
Date: 	Tue, 24 Jul 2018 10:36:24 -0700
From: 	Ron Fine <ronfineesq at earthlink.net>

Having recently rebuild the steering box with new cam bearings and races 
I am now struggling with adjusting the slack (or backlash) in the 
steering wheel.I thought that I had set the correct end float or preload 
on the bearings when I had the box out of the car.The steering wheel 
turned freely without any binding.Now with the steering box back in the 
car I have way too much slack even with the adjusting pin screwed down 
as far as it can go without totally binding and freezing the steering wheel.

I suspect my earlier adjustment of the end float might not have been 
right so I am about to remove the front plate and see if adjusting the 
shims again will resolve this problem.

Can anyone give me a suggestion for how to get this adjustment correct?I 
have read Norm Nock's Teck Talk book, and the Bentley book but there is 
not much guidance there. Is there any other method to confirm the 
correct adjustment other than trial and error?


Ron Fine


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