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WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 06, 2018 11:36AM

I got my rebuild kit from Clark's so I took the steering box off of the rust bucket Lakewood. The worm shaft is bad. The inner race for the front bearing is part of the shaft and it is trashed. I'm thinking no problem I have a parts car. I took that one off and the race on the other end is trashed.
Anyone have a '60-'63 steering box worm shaft? #5674960 according to my book. Clark's shows them but they want $150. I'm cheap.

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: October 06, 2018 11:52AM

I may have a good one , I'll check the barn stock smiling smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Date: October 06, 2018 11:54AM

I wonder if you could hard weld that and then lathe it?

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered - Rust in Progress


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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 06, 2018 12:05PM

Wouldn't it need to be ground?

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Date: October 06, 2018 12:15PM

Idk honestly. Ive had fairly hard material lathed before. Depends on the hardness i think.

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered - Rust in Progress


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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: October 06, 2018 03:51PM

Sorry only have complete steering boxes sad smiley no partssad smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: October 06, 2018 06:39PM

Here is a NOS one on flea bay complete with the nut for a mere $275.00 and shows a part number of 5674988 for 1960 1961 1962 1963 Chevy Corvair. [www.ebay.com]

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: October 06, 2018 07:18PM

I have several good used worm gears, do you need the nut also?

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com



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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 06, 2018 08:09PM

Thanks for checking Mel.
I haven't taken the nut off of either. I'll check and let you know Ken. Thanks!

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: caroseiii ()
Date: October 06, 2018 08:10PM

Why don't you use either of these as is? The life of new bearings will be a little shorter but will probably be very serviceable while you are looking for another core.

Crawford Rose

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 06, 2018 08:52PM

Crawford, I could but bearings aren't cheap and I don't want to have to do the job twice. I guess I should have found a box to rebuild and swapped them out but I've never had this issue before rebuilding boxes. I've only done a handful over the years. It's not like I have a shortage of other Corvairs to drive while I'm looking for parts but I don't like having that lift tied up.

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: October 06, 2018 10:44PM

I had one with rough races on the shaft, don't remember if rust was involved. Fortunately for me there was (since closed) a small shop nearby that resharpened tooling for some of the machine shops around here.
The owner was a cool guy and already had the correct radius stone and was willing to try to regrind the races, no guarantee. It came out just fine in my book, but I have yet to put it to use.
He had to use a machine a little differently than normal, but it worked. Just a possibility to consider. I got a bargain on the job, a real nice guy, and I was just lucky it cleaned up well.



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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 07, 2018 12:46AM

I wish I knew someone that could do that. I think Ken is going to get me going but I hate to waste otherwise good parts. I'll have to put that on my to do list.

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: October 07, 2018 11:38AM

Joelsplace:

67-69 will work as well. Interchangeable.

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site [www.perfvair.com]

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: texas yenko dude ()
Date: October 07, 2018 12:44PM

I can look tomorrow. I most likely have a nice used one.

Texas YENKO Dude
YS-070
YS-199
YS-320
Southeast of Disorder


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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 07, 2018 01:08PM

I was wondering about that. Good to know. Thanks Seth!

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 07, 2018 01:09PM

Thanks TX!

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 07, 2018 05:02PM

Well I jumped the gun as usual. Ken asked about the nut so I cleaned up both of them and they are trashed. So is the pitman shaft. So I need pretty much all the guts. The adjuster bolts seem ok.
Does someone have a good steering box with a broken case?

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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: texas yenko dude ()
Date: October 07, 2018 05:53PM

FYI, the 60 box is different than the 61-63.

Texas YENKO Dude
YS-070
YS-199
YS-320
Southeast of Disorder


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Re: WTB: EM steering box parts needed
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 07, 2018 06:00PM

I think my parts book shows the worm gear to be the same. Or maybe I read it wrong. What is different? I didn't check any of the other part numbers.

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