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Finished re-buildiing the P/S on my 68 and for the most part it works well. Since it's easier to turn right than left I tightened the nut adjjusting nut a little but it had no effect. I don't want to tighten it too much cause the manual says not too.

Don't have and inch pounds torgue wrench. About how tight is 100 inch pounds and what other adjustments could I make?

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Hi, check to make sure nothing is dragging when turning left something rubbing slowing down the left turn??? John
BTW here is the car I was in the process of painting thats why I asked about the color of yours .

Opal frost pearl metallic 67 coupe http://a1060.g.akamai.net/f/1060/597/30minutes/www.zing.com/picture/p1f4be09bbcbb2508dcabdaabc69f3080/febef75b.jpg
also have a 95 opal frost pearl G/T BOSS edition convertible belongs to swmbo
 

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John,
Did someone give you an adjustment procedure recently..? I remember something on this subject in the last week...
I've never had to mess with mine and it's too late on a Sunday night to go through the hydraulics and figure it out...*G*

BTW....100 lb in is about 8.33 lb ft...that's a decent pull on a 1/4" ratchet

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Hey Pat,

I followed the instructions that said to tighten if the cars turns right easier and loosen iif turns left easier but no real change. I am suspectiong that I miss alligned the valve on the center link leaving the steering wheel just slightly off center so it has a natural bias to the right. One manual I looked at said leave 4 threads out on center link, the Ford manual say it should be 4 7/8" from the center link ball joint to the valve sleeve grease fitting--that's the dimension that I used.

In theory, if the wheel is a little off center pointed straght, would it matter? I'm talking about maybe 10 minutes off if you imagine the wheel as a clock face.

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I like that color. Like I said before, I think the guy that did mine put a little too much silver and not enough blue in but it still looks good--problem is, I don't think the new interior carpet and seat match this paint as well as I like. I have some interior panels that didn't get painted and they are a good bit more blue than the new paint. Of course this car was painted before so it may have been done wrong then.

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The way I corrected an off-center steering wheel was to, by turning in the correct direction, shorten one tie rod connector sleeve and lengthen the other...

You know, those thingies they adjust to set toe-in? So, if the wheel is off to the right when the car is going straight down a non-crowned road, lengthen the right sleeve and shorten the left sleeve by the same amount...

It's early in the morning and my brain's still fuzzy but I hope you know what I mean...

As far as the pulling goes, I haven't had the problem and am at a loss currently at how to proceed.....maybe after some coffee...*G*

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Thingies? Is that a technicl term?

I just wondered if there was some sort of "sweet spot" where if the wheel was perfectly centered that it would sort of striaghten itself out--but I guess that was an incorrect assumption.

I can do the tie rod surgery--no problem-- but doesn't sound like it will solve my problem. It may be just rubbing a little- nobody was here to help with the diagnosis--so maybe I'll run it up to the tire store and have them put it up to see what's what.

By the way,. you little picture looks like you have a flat head on my monitor. Everytime I see it, it cracks me up.

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