Removing the Steering Box on a 1933 8-105

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03 Jun 2016 02:36 #31220 by curtiss
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I am going to be removing the steering box on my 1933 8-105 and I am looking for advice and any secrets you have learned. It looks like a bit of a tight fit on the engine side.

I have removed the drag link and plan to remove the steering arm from the box but I need to get a shorter 2 prong puller tomorrow. I have the wheel off and the column loose.

My question is can I get it out with the engine in place, I am guessing I can twist it enough to get the rod coming out of the box back through the frame?

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06 Jun 2016 10:53 #31230 by ilikescars
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I think you have to have the engine out. Curt may weigh-in on this

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06 Jun 2016 13:15 #31234 by curtiss
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UPDATE: The great news is I did not have to remove the engine :)

Here is what I had to do:

- Remove the oil jacket on the side of the block (2 bolts)
- Remove the cover of the steering box
- Remove the column dash bracket
- Remove the steering wheel
- Remove the front seat
- Remove the arm from the box
- Remove box mounting bolts
- Twist the box around as it is pulled out

I ended up having to twist the box all the way around and it lifted up and pulled out. It very tight but I was able to get it out.

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06 Jun 2016 20:35 #31236 by ilikescars
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Great job! I didn't think that could be done. Sorry about the misinformation. <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: -->

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06 Jun 2016 21:15 #31237 by curtiss
curtiss replied the topic: Re: Removing the Steering Box on a 1933 8-105

ilikescars wrote: Great job! I didn't think that could be done. Sorry about the misinformation. <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: -->


HAHA, hey I will take any information at this point. I am used to working on 50's and 60's muscle cars and this is a new animal for me.

It was actually a very tight fit, I almost gave up.

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