kjoiner wrote:Are the new castings OK?
I don't believe new ones are available, if they were I'm sure they'd be a ridiculous amount of money. If you do change the bolster (I would in your case) it gives you a great opportunity to check/fix things, like the front seal on the engine and seals in the steering assembly. ...which by the way is a slippery slope, once you start "fixing things" where do you stop???? I ended up rebuilding the engine "while it was apart"! ...and I should/could have kept going. Going from front to back I chose to stop at the rear main bearing. Maybe this winter I'll start at the back and go forward ...or maybe not!