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Has Anybody Tried A Steering Quickener?


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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 11:03 AM

I was looking around on google and stumbled on THIS restoration thread of a Case 448. The guy does an amazing job with it and the one thing that stood out to me was his steering set-up. He uses a gear reduction unit from a race car to make it turn easier. He writes a good bit on it and how he installed it. Has anybody ever tried or even heard of something like this? The section on the steering component can be found HERE. He also has some other cool write ups HERE.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 11:43 AM

Interesting modification and the guys does beautiful work.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 11:54 AM

i have to get one of those i amagine you could order one from summit racing perfect for my loader tractor thanks jim

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 12:34 PM

Wouldn't you want to install it to slow down the steering in order to use less effort to steer? If you speed it up then the force required to move the wheel will be higher. Nice compact unit and an excellent job of fitting it into the tractor. I wonder how much those units cost.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 12:52 PM

Yes, it would make it harder to steer, but he said if you put it in backwards it makes it easier. Being that it is for a race car I would imagine it is on the costly side.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 01:23 PM

They're $89.99, here's the link: http://www.speedwaym...KENER,8280.html

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:46 PM

I built a quick steer system for my Whel Horse racer that was 1/4 turn lock to lock. I used transmission gears from a 3 speed tranny, double steering blocks and flipped teh axle over teh frame instead of under. With very thin puller tires on the front, there was absolutely no steering issues. Unfortunately I sold the project before I was able to finish it!

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 01:01 AM

They also make a bearing for the 200 and 300 series case that Helps Sells on flea-bay for $20.00

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:35 AM

It would decrease effort to 1/2 but double the angle that the wheel would have to move for any given turn. That seems like a good compromise if you aren't making any quick turns. A thrust type bearing mounted between the spindle and the axle would help a lot with steering effort as well.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 08:26 AM

Back in the 60's we had a little 1/4 mile dirt track in town. There were a lot of guys building jalopys(30's - 60's) stock cars to run there. They would take the timing gears and chain mounted just below the steering wheel to speed up the steering.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 08:40 AM

Ryan needs that quick steer thingy for getting through the woods else we'll someday find the PowerKing nose impaled on a tree.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:03 AM

They also make a bearing for the 200 and 300 series case that Helps Sells on flea-bay for $20.00

I think I have seen those for cub cadets before. I thought that they wer just to make more money and wouldn't really work. Lol.

Ryan needs that quick steer thingy for getting through the woods else we'll someday find the PowerKing nose impaled on a tree.

LOL! Have you ever driven a PK? Because, I think that they turn slow! It requires very little effort to turn but takes a while! Especially if there is something in the way! Lol




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