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ptwothree last won the day on March 25 2013

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About ptwothree

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    Citrus Heights Ca.
  • My Project Cars
    '52 Cranny 4 dr. Rough but very original.


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    Citrus Heights Ca.
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    '51 Plymouth Cranbrook
  1. Steering Column Interchange

    All you need to stop the leak is a sector shaft and bushings in good condition along with a proper oil seal. All of these steering boxes you have mentioned have sector shafts that interchange. One of them should be good. If the bushings are shot, new ones are available. Why do you want to replace the steering box? 1949/1952 Plymouth and Dodge boxes are the same.
  2. Steering Column Interchange

    What seal are you using. Sector shafts are interchangeable. You might be able to use the better of the two shafts along with the right seal to solve your problem and keep the '50 column. Roberts motor parts or bernbaum have bushings, bearings and such. I'm currently using the best parts from two boxes and cutting my own gaskets.
  3. steering box bushings

    Try this....Insert the steering shaft/ worm assembly with bearings into the box. Temporarily install the steering wheel. It only goes on one way. When it lines up the way you want it, drop in the sector shaft so it engages the worm gear. Mine is all apart now, need to make a new gasket and paint the whole mess then assemble. If you come up with a better way, let us know. Btw...I'm using 90 wt oil in mine as I noticed that the sector has roller bearings that might be hard to lube with grease as others have used here.
  4. Steering box/horn cable seal.

    It also keeps debris that gets into the steering tube from diluting the gear box lube.
  5. Steering box/horn cable seal.

    Here is what mine looked like...seal the steering shaft. I can only guess it is there to keep oil from getting into the steering wheel / horn button area and leaking 90 wt during shipping. Can't see oil working it's way up there when it's installed in the car.
  6. Steering shaft seal

    I'm in the middle of refurbishing a steering box and need some help. Can't find the shaft seal that seals the column to the box. I have a '51 and a '52 box I'm working on. The '52 was dry as a bone when disassembled and that seal crumbled to bits when I removed it. The '51 was half full of oil and most of the parts are in good condition cept this seal. I has no part # on it and is very brittle. I'd sure like to find a replacement but so far no luck. Btw...Most of the seals listed at Rockauto for these boxes are for power steering boxes. I'll have a write up when it's back together including part #'s. Any help with this will be much appreciated!
  7. Front Suspension

    They are an Acme thread...but I don't know the size.
  8. Carburetor help

    I would also check the fuel pressure at the carb inlet whether you choose to run a stock carb or the one you already have.
  9. Crankshaft Rear Main Seal Surface

    My 218 crank had what looks like poc marks, small depressions, around the circumference of where the main seal would be. These looked like factory markings. This on a standard size crank. My guess is they are there to hold a small amount of lube for the seal, be it rope or neoprene.
  10. '50 fastback questions

  11. Which vendor

    Update: I haven't decided on where the windshield rubber will come from. But I got some new body mount rubber from Robert's. They are sized differently from stock and $9 for two but will work with some mods. There is a hole where the steel sleeve and bushing go thru that is larger then stock. So a new piece of tubing, cut to length, and new 7/16" cap screws, 3/8 are stock, and it will work. I still have to replace the ones at the very back just aft of the gas tank.
  12. Part out or sell whole?

    Unless it's a total rust bucket or it is totaled, bent frame etc. I would not part it.
  13. 1949 Dodge 230 straight six carburetor

    Sorry...I missed that.
  14. 1949 Dodge 230 straight six carburetor

    Might have some junk in the gas tank after all this time.
  15. Need advice on my 59 Dodge Coronet 325/326

    You didn't pay THAT mechanic with trust to "go thru" your engine. You probably paid with cash or something like it. If he delivered an engine with a knock in, you should be hot on his or her tail to make it right. Just my 2 sense.....