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Steering box

Discussion in 'Splitty Tech Clinic' started by SteveLownds, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. SteveLownds

    SteveLownds Member

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    Is there any way a bay steering box can be adapted to split?
    I just had to ask
     
  2. Schnidlee

    Schnidlee Member

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    No, different mounting and your steering wheel won't fit.
     
  3. Todd Wainwright

    Todd Wainwright New Member

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    Is there anyone in Sydney that rebuilds or reconditions split steering boxes?
    Mines terrible and wanders all over the road.
     
  4. Don 56

    Don 56 New Member

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    Does anyone know where you can buy a splittie steering box seal as mine is leaking.
     
  5. tintop

    tintop Active Member

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    the seal will have the size on it...something like 25x36x7

    local bearing shop should have one with a bit of luck
     
  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There are so many elements to affect steering/wander in your front end.
    I'd be working through from centre-pin towards the wheels, then look at the steering box......
    cheers,
    Mark
     
  7. Don 56

    Don 56 New Member

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    To replace the steering box seal will I have to remove the steering box?
     
  8. tintop

    tintop Active Member

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    Get an appropriate puller and take the pitman arm off to get the seal measurements. Make sure you can get a new seal before you remove the old one.
     
  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried Vintage Vee Dub Supplies in Campsie or Volksbahn Auto in Pendle Hill or possibly Andrew Dodd @ North Rocks :rolleyes: Mick Motors in Northgate Qld (he sometimes has things others don't :confused:)

    There is also Heritage Parts @ VW Heritage - google search for their website ;)
     
  10. Don 56

    Don 56 New Member

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    Got a seal off Ebay no problems, now just have to replace the old leaky seal.
     
  11. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Easy job once you get the arm off


    Seal size 25 x 36 x 7
     
  12. Don 56

    Don 56 New Member

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    Any tips on what oil to put in the box once fixed?
     
  13. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    90 weight gearbox oil or higher.
    If your worried about seals leaking then you can also use semi fluid grease by Penrite made for steering boxes.
    All that will work.
    There's been talk about oil corroding bronze and brass, not so, would take a couple of generations to happen.
     
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  14. Don 56

    Don 56 New Member

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    Thanks, may use the semi fluid grease just to make sure.
     

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