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StormCloud601    Posted 10-01-2019 at 21:16:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Woewoe is a late '47 8N. The steering box must be replaced in the not too distant future. While researching, I learned that if the box is replaced by the later model box, the drag links must also be replaced. Is this true? If so why and is there a way around it?

    carlintexas    Posted 10-02-2019 at 09:28:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Trying to post site

    StormCloud601    Posted 10-02-2019 at 20:49:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Got it! Thanks!

    carlintexas    Posted 10-02-2019 at 09:24:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I changed my 49 to the later box just change drag links side to side. Go to John Smith's site that's where I got information.

    StormCloud601    Posted 10-02-2019 at 20:46:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Are you saying put right on left and left on right?

    carlintexas    Posted 10-03-2019 at 10:36:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes after they're changed grease zerk will be on bottom.You will have to adjust them to get toein right mine where frozen from paint and rust took some heat to move them.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-02-2019 at 04:57:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Cloud-
    Technically the 8N is a '48, early steering box used from '48-'50. John Smith once said after doing one of his early box rebuilds if he ever did it again he'd go and install a late box. You are correct that early boxes and late boxes are different, but don't know if any other changes are required. The SEP 1952 MPC has a chart with all the drag links, so if you want a better picture, get out your copy to see. Lengths are factory references only, not etched in stone, so actual lengths will vary, but gets you a starting point.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Doug Siperly    Posted 10-03-2019 at 19:29:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Is not the dash board also different between early and late? and then again with the proof meter?

    StormCloud601    Posted 10-13-2019 at 10:43:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I believe you are correct. A small portion of the lower dashboard must be removed for the later box to fit.

    StormCloud601    Posted 10-02-2019 at 20:44:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank you

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