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03-21-2013, 04:34 PM
So after driving my 40 yesterday, I decided to pull the trigger on the JT Outfitters mini truck power steering conversion kit. I'm now looking to source a steering box from a 79-85 4x4 truck. The C/S Pull and Pay has a couple shown on their website but I don't have high hopes. Any one have a good source that does not include a jar of vasoline with the purchase?
03-21-2013, 04:52 PM
Yoda Jim's in Denver, he probably has a dozen already pulled and sitting on a shelf. I always thought his prices were fair.
03-21-2013, 04:55 PM
Cool...thanks. Is there anyway to grab one off the shelf and determine if it has slop?
03-21-2013, 07:08 PM
yes you can wiggle it back and forth (the pitman arm) and yo ucan stick some pliers on teh input shaft and "feel" the play. you can also tighten the preload on them with the set screw on top.... check to see that some threads on it are still exposed and chances are it has never been tightened. One of my boxes has the top of the set screw even with the nut and it still works great though....
the key is to tighten it up to where it dosent bind at the extremes... if it is worn it won't be tight in the middle after that. They are all a little looser in the middle so don't freak out.
They are also easy to rebuild if it leaks. Kits are available at autozone or rock auto or wherever.
I believe Jim offers a warranty also so if you get it home and it sucks you can go swap it for another.
03-21-2013, 07:22 PM
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