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It seems as though my 65 coupe wants to drift and float around the road while driving. I re-built the front suspension while I had the engine out last winter. Now I'm wishing I had replaced the steering components at that time also. It is manual steering so my question is: Would you recomend that I replace the steering components or just the bushings/ball joints. If you say to replace the steering components what components exactly and how hard is it to do with the engine in place? Thanks again.
 

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check for too much free play in the steering box. Move the steering wheel back and forth while someone checks the steering linkage for movement. There should be only an inch or so of steering wheel movement before the linkage starts to move. You can try to tighten the adjuster on the top of the box to reduce the amount of free play.
 

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Is there noticable play in the steering wheel? It sounds like the steering box needs to be rebuilt. Take a look at Stanger's site before you attempt to adjust it.

http://www.stangerssite.com/steering_box.html

I sent mine to him last week and got it back yesterday. I've got to say, it looks excellent and the price was right too!

Gerald
 

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My 73 had the same problem. I replaced all of my tie-rod ends(inner and outer), pitman arm, and idler arm. No more play.
 
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