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Hi Moses here are some pics of the 1966 Aussie Willys 4WD Pickup steering box not sure of the brand but it sure needs some seals it all looks original i would not expect it to be a modification i would expect the seals to be same for rhd & i hope that most internal parts will interchange between left & right hand drive but apart from the leaks it seems ok i know there is a lot of play in the steering arm on the lower swivel hub bearing i will have to investigate this issue it may just be loose bolts cheers ian
Note: The link quote below ("Rebuilding the Jeep Ross TL Cam and Lever Steering Gear") is a lengthy exchange with Moses Ludel. Below is my original question from this thread, followed by Moses' response: As I'm reassembling the steering gear and thinking about how to install it on the jeep, I have a bit of a problem on which I'm hoping you might be able to point me in the right direction. I had hoped it would be solved by being able to reference my brother in law's Ross box, which I now have in hand for rebuilding. Unfortunately, however, it did not answer the question at hand. The issue is that the Pitman arms on the three V6 boxes I've now disassembled (the one from my jeep, my brother in law's, and the one from the '68) were each in somewhat different positions relative to the levers on the sector shafts. It turns out that each box had already been rebuilt at least once, as evidenced by the shafts and in at least one case, the Pitman arm having been previously replaced with aftermarket (as opposed to genuine Ross) parts. Two of these lever / sector shafts are pictured below as found, showing their significantly different Pitman arm alignments. Though the three pairs of Pitman arms and lever shaft ends do have alignment marks, all three are in different places relative to each other on the "old" boxes - and on none of the three are the Pitman arm and sector shaft marks aligned with each other. Since all three boxes are different in terms of their Pitman arm alignments, I don't have a reliable original example to base the Pitman arm positioning on for the rebuilt boxes. Any ideas as to how I might go about determining the proper spline alignment position of the Pitman arm? The only thing I've been able to come up with so far is to install the box on the jeep without the Pitman arm attached, then determine the center of the steering wheel travel vs. the front wheels being straight ahead, and attach the Pitman arm accordingly (an approach which seems imprecise at best). Moses' reply and our exchange can be found by clicking the quote link: