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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by shawnj82 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:15 am

Bimburgess,
Mine just pulled right off. The springs aren't super strong or anything. I could just pull one edge out of the adjuster on one shoe and then all the pressure was off the whole thing. Or you can back the adjuster all the way off and it becomes even easier.

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by mraitch » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:55 pm

they just pull off one side at a time. Make not of how they are mounted - there is a leading edge and a trailing edge.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by spl310 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:09 pm

Pjackb wrote:I've always assumed this but just wanted to confirm
Late year seats do fit in low windshield cars (66) don't they?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Dustin82 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:21 pm

Any one know the size of the screws that hold together the plastic steering column cover on a late model?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by pebbles » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:21 pm

Dustin82 wrote:Any one know the size of the screws that hold together the plastic steering column cover on a late model?
rp975 does
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Mainer311 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:02 pm

M3.5? WTF?
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Post by mraitch » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:42 pm

Someone was selling these on level bay
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Post by AidanDawn2000 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:50 pm

Anyone have a good source for mostly original looking HW wiper blades? Anyone tried this one?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by AidanDawn2000 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:47 pm

:smt006
Oil a little low? Time to get a longer dipstick:)
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Ralph » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:54 pm

There is about 1 1/4" play in the steering wheel...and I know how to tighten that up...but before I do, I only have about 3/4 turn to the right before lock up (counted from dead straight)...about 1 1/4 to the left. Is this something I can fairly easily & safely adjust myself ...or should I get the mechanic to deal with it?
If it seems I can do it myself, is there a thread to refer to?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Nissanman » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:30 pm

Sounds to me like you have a severely maladjusted steering linkage.
Back off the two steering stop bolts, one on each side, that the steering arm and idler arm stop against.
Eliminate the slop by using the adjuster on the steering box as you have said.
Do this with the front wheels off the ground so you can feel if the steering gets too tight at the two extremes of lock.
Then you need to centre the steering box arm to the dead ahead position: remove and replace the steering wheel to match the box position.
You should now have equal turns lock to lock.
Now adjust the cross rod so that the front wheels point dead ahead: wheel alignment time!
Finally, adjust the stop bolts to prevent any possibility of the tyres rubbing on the suspension parts at full suspension load at each full lock position.
These bolts should also be equal in length.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Ralph » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:17 am

OK ... thanks. I'll try this in the next few days and let you know how it turns out.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by notoptoy » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:53 am

Check for obvious bending of any steering components as well. Sounds like somebody's had the steering wheel off or botched some major front end work. Do you know if it is been in an accident?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by spyder » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:37 am

Ralph wrote:There is about 1 1/4" play in the steering wheel...and I know how to tighten that up...but before I do, I only have about 3/4 turn to the right before lock up (counted from dead straight)...about 1 1/4 to the left. Is this something I can fairly easily & safely adjust myself ...or should I get the mechanic to deal with it?
If it seems I can do it myself, is there a thread to refer to?
Thanks!
Also, check the U-joint down by the steering box. Mine was worn and was causing the steering wheel slop.

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Ralph » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:41 am

Thanks ... will do
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