Steering stabilizer?


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Post Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:35 am

Steering stabilizer?

Can anyone tell me what steering stabilizer will work on my 54 r100 Thanks
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Post Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:49 pm

Re: Steering stabilizer?

Why would you need one?

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Post Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:01 pm

Re: Steering stabilizer?

To clean up a little play and wandering I had one in my old Jeep and it helped alot.

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Post Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:13 pm

Re: Steering stabilizer?

Just about any cross steering stabilizer will work, as long as there is room. I have installed a stabilizer on my R120 and it made the steering smooth right out.
Just about any 4X4 shop should have something that will work for your situation. The stabilizer is not a fix for a worn steering box, the stabilizer will soften some of the random wondering and darting.
I installed a stabilizer on my 1940 Ford. The Ford had an "I" beam axle similar to that of the Old IHC.
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Post Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:40 pm

Re: Steering stabilizer?

nikkinutshop wrote: I installed a stabilizer on my 1940 Ford. The Ford has an "I" beam axle similar to that of the Old IHC.


And how did the 40 Ford drive after you installed it?
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Post Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:07 am

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Just fine. :moon1:
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Post Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:26 am

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nikkinutshop wrote:Just fine. :moon1:


Wow! Nice answer. I just asked how the car drove after you installed the stabilizer.
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Post Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:59 pm

Re: Steering stabilizer?

I installed a cross steering stabilizer on the OEM 1940 axle. This took the random trembling and darting away. I do not have a stabilizer on the front axle cross steering, dropped axle, today. I did build and install a PANHARD ROD to better track the axle. The Panhard Rod was necessary because of the air-spring suspension.
I do not have any pictures of this in the thousands of pictures I took of the Ford build.
I do not know if and when I will finish the few remaining details on my 1940 Ford. I may never get to finish the Ford and some of the other things I had plans for.
Life and old age has changed everything, for me. I have a shop filled with the tools to make just about anything I can think of. I still have the desire to go out and get after my dreams. I am having mobility issues. I am slowly getting better. Will I ever be able, that is the unanswerable question, right now.
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