Pre 61 steering box

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Pre 61 steering box

Postby PUD » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:54 am

Hi all, chasing any info on steering boxes, mine has gone a bit notchy & has play that I cant adjust out. Been reading up a bit & maybe the early worm & sector boxes may be a little more rugged that the later worm & roller ones?? http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=583714

Think this one may be a pre 61 steering box???
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For a better look http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/new-norf ... 1123683207 Any assistance prior to sourcing one would be greatly appreciated, Pud
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Re: Pre 61 steering box

Postby Smiley » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:49 am

Boy do I have the thread for you.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=490878

Lots of great info in here. And he goes into detail on rebuilding the early boxes.


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Re: Pre 61 steering box

Postby Smiley » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:01 pm

Also. That on in the Gumtree ad doesn't look like an early in my opinion. Doesn't have the big drain plug in the top right corner when looking from the front.

Just noticed that the thread I posted in mostly contained in the one you linked too. Sorry!


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Re: Pre 61 steering box

Postby PUD » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:13 pm

Smiley wrote:Also. That on in the Gumtree ad doesn't look like an early in my opinion. Doesn't have the big drain plug in the top right corner when looking from the front.

Just noticed that the thread I posted in mostly contained in the one you linked too. Sorry!


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Well spotted, by the pics in the ad thought it looked like the early shape but on inspection this arvo, as you pointed out its the later T1 worm & roller box, & had more play than the one I have....still thought about grabbing the pan tho, K/L frame head was good but convinced myself to leave it alone...have got enough crap laying around....assume that issue of 'collecting stuff' may be something that goes with being into vw's!!... :lol: After reading your link am now on a mission to see if can find an early worm & sector box tho :)

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