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docmike



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: steering linkage Reply with quote

Well besides the lighting upgrades, which have already gotten me labeled as "intense" and "anal" I've also been redoing the steering linkage. Two reasons for this, one to get some of the play out of it, and two to get a little more lock to lock steering angle.

I was going to get before and after pictures but the camera batteries were dead, and I didn't want to wait for a recharge to start disassembly.

Main thing was to make a new wishbone. This one is a few inches longer than the old one to hopefully increase the turn ratio.



In the old setup there was a 5/8" rod between the two "fork tubes" and the wishbone pivoted on the tubes, supported b two bearings. I could never get the side to side play out, also had a little wobble in the bearings. The new steup uses rod ends.







Still some work to do, the back of the fender is dangerously close to the ground so may have to bob it.
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Ralph



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well being a red neck just wack the dam thing off Big Grin
Ifin U needs some help me can help. Look what I have done to the FJ.
Me no how Laughing Laughing Laughing
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docmike



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, but I think I can handle it, got a perfectly good $1.98 hacksaw.
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