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Re: 1969 Massey Ferguson Steering column bearing

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DavidP, South Wales

06-25-2013 01:05:58
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Hi Dwayne,
The steering box is slightly different on UK 135's. This box shares a little more similarity with boxes fitted to the 165 and upwards. Have you replaced both bearing rings and can be certain that the full number of ball bearings were fitted? Is there a bush or bearing fitted at the top of the column? By the looks of it it is necessary to fit shims as a means of adjustment. If so, have you set it up so that there is a very very small pre-load on the bearing?
DavidP

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luckybodog

06-25-2013 20:13:49
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 Re: 1969 Massey Ferguson Steering column bearing in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 06-25-2013 01:05:58  
I am not sure how to set the pre load on the bearing. I think that's what wrong I have the race in too far or not far enough which is going to change the amount of shims I use. The shims in the picture were there when I took it apart. I am not sure the exact spot were the race was originally. Best Regards Dwayne



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luckybodog

06-25-2013 02:17:26
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 Re: 1969 Massey Ferguson Steering column bearing in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 06-25-2013 01:05:58  
Have you replaced both bearing rings and can be certain that the full number of ball bearings were fitted? Not sure what this means.I have replaced the bearing in the top of the column and the bearing and race in the bottom of the column. I can't remember how far in the race was on the original bearing on the bottom of the column . I am not sure how to make the pre-load adjustment I put the shims in but don't know how to measure it. Best Regards Dwayne

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DavidP, South Wales

06-26-2013 13:42:54
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 Re: 1969 Massey Ferguson Steering column bearing in reply to luckybodog, 06-25-2013 02:17:26  
Hi,is there a bearing at the bottom end of the steering shaft or is there one at the top of the tube? Having a bearing in the middle means that there must be abother one to adjust it against.
DavidP



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luckybodog

06-26-2013 18:52:57
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 Re: 1969 Massey Ferguson Steering column bearing in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 06-26-2013 13:42:54  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see There is a bearing at bottom end of the shaft I just took a picture of the race not the bearing. Its a taper kind . There is a bearing at the top its new it is one inside of sleeve thing with felt piece at the bottom of it . There is not one in the middle and wasn't one as far as I know. If you need any pictures or any more information let me thanks . Dwayne

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