Hello...I have owned this pickup for three years.It was restored 12 years ago and still looks and runs OK. The only problem I was having was a leaking carb float bowl and the accompanying smell of fuel in the cab which my wife objected to.
I found a carb gasket kit and solved the problem finally. The manuals I have don't show the routine for adjusting the steering box. Is there a simple way of adjusting some of the play out? Thanks...Roy. PS. My other trucks are a clean 1984 F150 which is my daily driver, and a 1928 Model A open cab which I have owned for 38 years.
I have a 65 with 289/C4 also. Would be interested in talking to you about how yours was done, linkage etc. Just got mine 1 week ago so am still learning much about the pickup. It needs help so I better learn. Give me an e mail message so we can talk.
All steering boxes I've ever seen adjust the same no matter what brand.
Somewhere on the box is a bolt with either a straight screwdriver slot or an allen head. There's a locknut on it. Back off the locknut and turn the adjustment bolt clockwise while rocking the wheel. Once you've got the slack out of it hold the adjusting bolt from moving, while tightening the locknut. Don't forget to look for other components that may be bad as well. Tie rod ends, steering coupler, etc.
on alot of the older steering boxes, there is a bolt & screw located usually on top of the steering box. If this is tightened, the steering will loose some of it's play. However, the best route is to make sure the front end parts are good before trying to tighten a worn steering box. Steering boxes from 61-67 will interchange among econolines. Repairs are not as difficult as you might think. Be carefull on dissassembly to avoid alignment concerns later.Good Luck