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Old 07-09-1999, 05:04 PM
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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.
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Old 07-18-1999, 11:25 AM
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Is it the loose feel or play you are trying to get rid of ?

A steering Stabilizer/Damper will help with the loose feeling. Chilton has a manual for 1961 to 1988 for Ford Econoline Van. Perhaps you will be able to find the information you are seeking.
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Old 08-05-1999, 11:54 AM
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I have the Ford Manual at home and will check it tonight. Mine is a '64 Pick-up with a transplanted 289/C4. Also Have a 1921 TT (project) and a1960 Ranchero (bone stock)
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Old 08-08-1999, 01:34 PM
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Doc & Dave....thanks for the replies..will wait for more info...RoyBB
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Old 09-28-1999, 11:40 AM
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Hey David
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.
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Old 12-11-1999, 01:58 PM
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Have my fathers 61 work truck that is in good shape. Would like to restore it a little ,does anyone have an idea what it is worth?
As we travel the US I watch for them but just don't see any around .
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Old 12-12-1999, 06:29 AM
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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.

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Old 12-12-1999, 10:08 AM
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Trail Rider...I will follow up on your tip and let you know. Thanks..RoyBB
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Old 12-19-2000, 09:12 PM
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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
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