Re: Help With Stearing Box
Okay, these cars use a parallelogram steering setup with mulitple joints that develop play in them over the years. When you add up the play in each of the joints from the tie-rod ends to the steering box, there can be quite a large amount of play after 40-some years. It really couldn't hurt to rebuild the front end of your gal. Performance Suspension Technology (the add the back of a lot of car mags) has a rebuild kit for many big fords. Their kit is pretty easy for even a beginner. Lowering the lower control arms can be a bit daunting or you could just have a shop do it. If they've never been replaced, the ball-joints, inner/outer tie-rods, idler arm bushings, and control arm bushings are probably all worn out. Rubber deteriorates even if not used. Check it out.