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#1 bja105 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 07:14 PM

I replaced the tie rod ends on my Ford 80 before winter.  I got the front wheels relatively straight and parallel to each other, and claimed victory.  It works fine, but I don't have it centered.  I can turn much sharper right than left.  This is not a problem, really.  I only use the tractor for moving snow and working in the garden.  I like the sharp right turns at the end of rows when cultivating.

 

My question, if I center the steering, so I can turn as tightly left as right, will I gain sharper left turns at the expense of sharp right turns?  Or will I be able to turn very tightly  in both directions?  I suspect I am limited by the number of teeth on the steering box thingy, and will loose some of my hard right turn if I even it up.


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 07:22 PM

I think they are like that but not really sure,, Hope somebody can give a better answer,,,,



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 10:39 PM

If you center it, you will lose some of the sharp right and gain some sharper left than now!


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 11:05 PM

happy 4th of july everyone   whats the best way to tighten the steering on a ford/jacobson lgt/



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 11:25 PM

I have 2 ford lgt 165s, 1981 and a  1983 and both have loose steering. One has been cobbed up pretty well by welding a small muffler clamp to the back side of the dash and it  keeps the collum from moving but I still have alot of play in the wheel. the other is a project I have just picked up " I mean you can't have just one right? " any ideas would be great. thanks



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 11:28 PM

If you center it, you will lose some of the sharp right and gain some sharper left than now!

any ideas how to tighten the steering colum on an 1983 ford165 lgt



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 06:20 AM

Welcome to the forum, T Guiles! Give me a few and I'll find you something for the column.

 

 

EDIT: Found this thread, check out post #5 in it.


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 11:48 AM

You can also go to the "garden tractor" forum on this site and the fith pinned topic down is "Snapper M/F Ross steering"

Welcome to Gttalk! And congrats on those great Fords!

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 11:49 PM

Thank's for the warm welcome KennyP  and Rock farmer. The ford seem to be a rare tractor up here in NY . I'm planning a full resto on the 83 but parts are really hard to find and I hate going to our local small engine shop " ALL THE NEW PARTS COME FROM CHINA AND I HATE THAT" !!!!!!!! Sorry about that it's just the vet in me seaking out. I've never really messed with garden tractors but I love to putter and have a few projects going some include a 1968 cushman golfcart ,1972 chevelle ss and now the ford,Thank's again for the welcome and and the great info 






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