Hi all. I've got a '72 or '74 Ford 3000 3 cyl diesel. I installed the power steering kit found here on YT catalog (https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/Ford-3000_Power-Steering-Kit_S60747.html
) and I've got a couple questions. I'de appreciate any input anyone can provide.
First, a pic of the overall install:
The first issue is with the left pitman arm:
As you can see, it's right up against the left tire and rubs. I'm not sure how to correct this as where the pitman arm connects it's keyed and I don't know if it can be clocked to a different degree. Notice the next picture of the right pitman arm. There is plenty of clearance.
Next I have an extra part!! I have a decent guess on what to do with it but I'm not sure since where I think it goes... I just don't see how to install it.. The next two pics are of the part.
The installations instructions were extremely vague. They were clearly written for someone that at least SOME knowledge tractors. I'm not that someone. To make matters worse, that part isn't even shown in the single install diagram, which can bee seen at the link in the beginning of this post. On the parts list, there is only one that isn't represented in the diagram, and it's labeled "gear box arm".
So, I'm assuming it's used to extend the shaft (1) coming out of the steering gear box that the left seering arm(2) is connected to. See the next picture for references 1 and 2.
I assume the shaft needs an extension since when I turn full left turn the steering arm will hit the PS cylinder. That extension would presumably let it clear. Just looking for confirmation of this before I go buy a puller tool to remove the steering arm.
I suppose that's it, other than some perceived performance issues I have yet to investigate fully. I'll create a new post on that if I can't figure it out
As I mentioned earlier, any input would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the long post. This post was edited by holtenc at 08:25:47 09/24/13.