Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:40 pm
An update on my 53. Starter is in the shop getting new brushes and bushings, just finished rewiring the thing. I think my next project is replacing the steering shaft seal and gasket (it leaks). While I have it apart, I'd like to do something about where the shaft goes thru the support. The shaft has wallowed out the support and is sloppy.Anyone fixed this with a bushing of some sort, bought or homemade ?
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:58 pm
Never fixed on but I think Steiner has them. $28.95
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:16 pm
Like Cecil, I've never fixed one, but I'd think it you bored it out enough for a bushing, the remaining wall thickness would be getting pretty thin. I'm sure there are lots of used ones out there if you don't want to buy a new one or try and fix the old one. If you look for a used one, you'll need to decide if you want the oil hole version or the grease zerc version.
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:43 pm
Putting in a zirk fitting should be no problem, I have all the necessary drill and taps . I'll check the local places for a possible bushing, if not I'll turn one.
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:46 pm
In that case, I'd say "go for it". If you can take some before and after pictures, I'd like to see how it turns out.
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:48 am
I recall George Willer fabricating a new steering shaft support from scratch a few years back. He posted pictures at the time.
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