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1947 Crosley Steering Issue

wpaxt@...
 

I have been an owner of my first Crosley for exactly 2 weeks, a 1947 round side pickup.  When the car was being unloaded from the trailer the steering went out.  The wheel turns but the wheels don't.  You can hear something trying to engage and turn in the front end but being a novice with these cars I'm not quite sure what it can be.  I hope to be able to get underneath it this weekend to take a look but wondered if anyone in the group has an idea as to what the problem is.

Many thanks and it's a privilege for me to own one of these very cool vehicles.

Bill

crosleyshortsport
 

At the end of the steering column is the steering box. I am wondering uf the adjustment screw is either out way to far or gone. You will see on the face of the box, a nut to loosen slightly, there should be a straight blade screw showing inside the nut  hold the loosened nut with your wrench and with a flat screwdriver, adjust inward to tighten steering. Not too tight though or you will not be able to turn the wheel. It is best to have the car on a jack while working on the steering. That way there is no pressure or cramping on the wheel. Let us know how you make out.

On Sep 22, 2017 1:29 PM, "wpaxt via Groups.Io" <wpaxt=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have been an owner of my first Crosley for exactly 2 weeks, a 1947 round side pickup.  When the car was being unloaded from the trailer the steering went out.  The wheel turns but the wheels don't.  You can hear something trying to engage and turn in the front end but being a novice with these cars I'm not quite sure what it can be.  I hope to be able to get underneath it this weekend to take a look but wondered if anyone in the group has an idea as to what the problem is.

Many thanks and it's a privilege for me to own one of these very cool vehicles.

Bill

Jim Bollman
 

The fact that it went on the trailer with steering and came off without steering, I wonder if you had the chain around part of the steering linkage when you loaded and tightening down the chains or straps bent or broke something like the drag link or tie rod assembly.

Should be obvious once you can get under it.

Jim...

On Sep 22, 2017, at 11:10 AM, wpaxt via Groups.Io <wpaxt@...> wrote:

I have been an owner of my first Crosley for exactly 2 weeks, a 1947 round side pickup.  When the car was being unloaded from the trailer the steering went out.  The wheel turns but the wheels don't.  You can hear something trying to engage and turn in the front end but being a novice with these cars I'm not quite sure what it can be.  I hope to be able to get underneath it this weekend to take a look but wondered if anyone in the group has an idea as to what the problem is.

Many thanks and it's a privilege for me to own one of these very cool vehicles.

Bill