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Will    Posted 09-02-2017 at 22:32:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ford NAA leaky steering box
  • My 1954 Naa ford has leaky steering box the leaking seems to be gaskets for both side plates held on with 2 bolts each with a nut in the middle of the plate. The leaking is not where the shafts come out of the box.
    1. What gear lube oil should go in box, I live in Minnesota?
    2. Is there a liquid sealer product that would stop my leaking so I don't have to take box apart to put in new gaskets on the side plates. Note I did try to tighten the 2 bolts on each side plate and they were all tight.
    Thank you,

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-03-2017 at 04:00:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Those plates are caps that hold one end of the sector shafts. There is an Oring on them that seals them. Perhaps the orings are damaged or missing. Oring is probably readily available crom CNH for a couple bucks apiece.
    To temove the caps, remove the two bolts that hold them in place. Remove the nut on the adjusting screw. Then use a screwdriver to turn the adjusting screw inward. This will push the cap out. You must screw the adjusting screw all the way through the cap.
    Then replace the orings.
    Reassemble in reverse order. You do NOT screw the adjusting screws in tight. There is a procedure in the I&T manual for adjusting the sectors. Follow it.
    Those steering boxes are very, very simple and the repair is very simple. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being changing the oil and 10 being a complete overhaul of the transmission it is about a 1.5 or 2.

    Will    Posted 09-03-2017 at 20:03:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I did not know how complicated this was or not.
    I appreciate the help.
    Do you or do you know of anyone in the area with a 3 point ford boom for sale?
    Also looking for a heavy 6 foot ford blade or a heavy straight 6 foot 3 point rear blade located in the twin cities.
    Thank you

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-04-2017 at 06:16:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There is an original Ford boom pole on CL now. Dunno if you are willing to pay his $150 asking price but it's there. Also a couple of Ford and Dearborn backblades there if you are looking for one.
    I'm going up to Ladysmith, WI this AM to pick up that 2000 we talked about about. A guy in Afton bought it and I agreed to deliver it. Visit the seller while I'm there.

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