185 steering gear housing
- Don...what is wrong with yours? If the top portion of the shaft
where the steering wheel bolts to the shafted has severe rust, you
can remove the steering box, disassemble the steering gear and take
the shaft out. I took mine to a machine shop and they cut out the
bad section (about 12") and welded on a new shaft. They had to cut
a slot in the shaft for a wudruff key in the shaft and steering
wheel and thread the end of the shaft for a bolt, but it worked
GREAT. I was only able to find 1 steering gearbox for $250 after
calling a long list of salvage yards, but other than the shaft and
bearings (which are replaceable) I can't imagine too much going
wrong unless the worm gear is completely rusted.
--- In email@example.com, "pockel59 <pockel59@y...>"
> I need a steering gear housing for my 185. Does anybody have onein
> decent shape for sale at a reasonable price.
> Don Hoffman