Farmall Super A, AV, 1939 - 1954
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Well I finally pulled apart my front end to do exploratory surgery on the steering box, the gears are fine but the only trace of the upper bearing is the race. I am amazes how easily a 55 year old tractor comes apart I had expected it to give me a hard time but it came apart with very little effort. Anyway my question is is there a source for getting a new bearing and seal for these? or am I on an exhaustive hunt for good used parts?.
The upper bearing, lower bushing and seal are all available from CaseIH. NAPA has the bearing and seal. (Messick shows less $ for the bearing than NAPA). If the shaft is bad, you may have a bigger problem on availability, I didn't check.
Thanks Jim, My shaft is fine but I did find that Steiner carries the shaft and the steering gear a little spendy but they are available. I also have a parts Super A but I suspect the same problem with that steering.
Can NAPPA cross the part number from my parts book?
Yes, I just used IH numbers to look on the NAPA web site. They were a couple bucks cheaper on the seal but higher on the bearing. CaseIH should have the gasket as well.
I bought a kit from someone one ebay dont rember who will look 65.00 had all the bearings and the seals and gaskets
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The shaft will probably leak anyway, even if it's brand new. When you get it back together, pump it full of grease, not gear oil.
Last time I checked you could get all the internals for the steering gear box from caseIH but it is SPENDY---will make Steiner's look cheap on the shaft and gear. If the gear is moving on the shaft, you can weld it up--sounds sloppy but it's effective. Also a good machine shop may be able to fix these parts cheaper than buying new.
You can spend $1000 on the steering gear alone real quick!
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Thanks for all of your responses I ordered everything I need from Messicks $57.00 plus shipping(not to bad) and its already been shipped. As far as the seal leaking at the shaft I am going to fill the steering box with a mixture of 90 weight and grease this is a mix I use in my 1965 cj-5 with closed knuckles( also called knuckle pudding) This works very well in this kind of situation. When I get all the parts I'll see how much play there is in the sector gear and if it appears to be to much I will go ahead and weld it seems like it should work fine.
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