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Steering arm washer

Post by ppeters914 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:54 am

Referring to Item #77

https://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsun/s ... 7-5-(worm) 

Parts manual shows washer between steering arm and bottom of steering box, but my '66 parts car has the washer between the nut and the steering arm, which makes more sense. Parts manual does show washer between nut and steering on later cars (1968-70). 

Just want to confirm whether assembly order is arm, washer, nut or washer, arm, nut.

What say y’all? 

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Re: Steering arm washer

Post by Gregs672000 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 am

Pete, on mine it has the washer on the nut, no washer between the seal and the arm. However, there is no guarantee that mine is correct! The seals are a little funky.
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Re: Steering arm washer

Post by ehanson » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:02 pm

Here is a photo of a correct one. I might add that you should consider filling the box with STP rather than 90 Weight to combat the leaks.
20190609_094745.jpg
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Re: Steering arm washer

Post by ppeters914 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:10 pm

ehanson wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:02 pm
Here is a photo of a correct one. I might add that you should consider filling the box with STP rather than 90 Weight to combat the leaks.

20190609_094745.jpg
Yes, that's how it looks on my '66 parts car though not even close to that clean. :smt003

Looks like you replaced the nut, washer, and steering box fasteners with Grade 8 yellow zinc stuff.

I have the Ross Mullen secret sauce specifically to combat that problem. 😎👍
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'67 1600 - frame off in progress. What a stupid idea. :smt021
'66 1600 - parts car
'66 WPL411 - no engine or trans. If I was smart, I would sell it.
A couple of Porsches, a pickup, and a motorcycle

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Re: Steering arm washer

Post by ehanson » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:26 pm

Fastener replacement for sure. The nut and washer for the steering box along with a boat load of other parts went to the plater. I am sure someone will bust my chops on the restoration for using the "wrong" fasteners, but since I don't want to die because of a sketchy 50 year old bolt, on a car I intend to actually use, I hope I don't get bitched at too much over it.
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Re: Steering arm washer

Post by ppeters914 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:41 pm

Ahhhhh..... I was going to ask where you bought the nut and washer as my go to place (Tacoma Screw) doesn't have those sizes. I just thoroughly cleaned and painted them.

No one is going to complain about anyone upgrading fasteners for a driven vehicle. Safety first!
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'67 1600 - frame off in progress. What a stupid idea. :smt021
'66 1600 - parts car
'66 WPL411 - no engine or trans. If I was smart, I would sell it.
A couple of Porsches, a pickup, and a motorcycle