Well I must say a big thank you to Al for picking up a second hand pitman arm and posting it to me. Cheers mate I owe you one.
I modified it so I've got a 1:1 ratio between steering arm and pitman arm. It's not a lot better and still wanders about. I have to turn the wheel more now to get it move.
I'm thinking that perhaps the Transit box wasn't a wise choice but I after trying for months to find something suitable it was about my only option.
Jagos used to use them in there B chassis's and I've driven loads of Transits which are fine. The other thing that Jagos did was to make up an idler arm that the steering box connected to and this then connected to the steering given an altered steering ratio again. The set up on my T seems good using a Transit box hang on a sec and I'll measure steering arm and pitman arm.
Sorry, can't find them in the ****hole of a garage. I remember I set it to give 3.5 turns lock to lock in the T ,compared to about 5.5 lock to lock in the Transit . I haven't driven it but static it felt good, no lost movement and not too heavy with a 14 inch steering wheel. Pretty sure I had it 1:1 though .
Is there lost motion when it's static , ie movement at the steering wheel before the arm shows any sign of moving as opposed to teh wheel moving ?
My website: Isn't working at the moment
Pete, they also used the idler arm on some T's .
Might the difference be in the fact Jago used to use Mk1 boxes & Pete's using a Mk3? Sorry the modified Pitman hasn't made much difference mate.
How'd the weekend go? Well, at the moment it looks like a dolphin that's been caught in a boats propeller.
Aha, didn't pick up on that