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Steering gearbox lubrication question

Postby Ben B » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:45 am

Howdy folks. I'm in the process of rebuilding my steering gear. When I dismantled it, the only thing really worn excessively was the upper bushing, and I'm sure it was the reason for a lot of the play in my steering. Now, my question is, how is that bushing supposed to get any lubrication?

I've noticed that the bushing sets above the oil level. And, not only that, but the new bushing is a nice tight fit on the gear shaft which will give very little room for lubrication. I can lube it up good with assembly lube when I reassemble it, but I worry that after that point it will get no more lubrication.

Am I right about this, or am I missing something? :?
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Re: Steering gearbox lubrication question

Postby ricky racer » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:49 pm

Can you replace it with an oil Impregnated bushing? That should eliminate the lube issue.
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Re: Steering gearbox lubrication question

Postby Eugene » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:38 pm

Sintered brass bushing. Self lubricating. Just soak the bushing in oil or gear lub.
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Re: Steering gearbox lubrication question

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:01 pm

Ben, Here's a link to an old thread that gives parts # for the three bronze steering pieces in case you haven't found one yet: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=83595&hilit=bushing&start=15

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Re: Steering gearbox lubrication question

Postby Ben B » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:32 pm

Thanks for the information folks. And Bob, thank you for the link to the thread about the bushings! I ordered two sets today!
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