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Pete DeVito
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Post by Pete DeVito » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:29 pm

On my 48 17' deluxe does anyone know the bearing that fits in the column tube that the steering shafts goes through? This bearing holds the shaft center and tight I believe.
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Post by Bill Basler » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:04 pm

Pete:

Are you referring to the rubber bushing? If so, it just pushes down on the upper end of the steering shaft. Push it down far enough to where it is hidden within the outer tube. If you need a new pushing, these are available.
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Post by Pete DeVito » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:58 pm

Bill
Were would you suggest I get the rubber bushing.
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Post by bjornbakken » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:50 pm

I'm in the middle of rebuilding steering gear for my '40 Deluxe. And if your steering gear is the same as the prewar Deluxe, you have the same used in early Ford V8's (1932-1934) with RH steering (just like our boats). If the diameter of your shaft is 0.760" (+-) this bushing is the correct one. (part No. B-3517-AM)

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Available from Mac's Antique Auto Parts.
http://www.macsautoparts.com/online_ordering.html

Click on the Early V8 catalog, then search steering.

Bill:
These guys also have the correct worm gear, bearings, bearing cups, adjusting kits etc for your boats.

PM me if you want more details.

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1958 Riva Florida No. 319
1955 Riva Ariston

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Post by Bill Basler » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:17 pm

Pete...just as Bjorn says....that is the right bushing.
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Post by Pete DeVito » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:28 pm

I really appreciate the help on the bushing. This bushing goes in the top end of the steering column and the steering shaft goes through the middle. Correct? I just have to get a steering wheel puller now.
I appreciate the online ordering.
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Post by Bill Basler » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:53 am

That's right Pete. The easiest way is to slide the exterior tube in place and amp it at the bottom. Then slide the bushing down from the top getting it past the threads on the shaft and well within the exterior tube.
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Post by Pete DeVito » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:30 pm

Update on this topic..
I recieved the bushing today from Mac Auto Parts
(B-3517-AM) and it does fit the 48 model runabout. I was right that the one I pulled out is actually a bearing not a bushing. The bearing was all there when I pulled it out but it was in pieces. I just wanted to confirm that it was a bearing originally.
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Post by bjornbakken » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:39 pm

The bearing must have been added for the post-war boats. The one in my steering was a bronze sleeve, with a felt like material around.

Though the replacement is not a bearing, it should work just fine.

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1940 17' Chris Craft Deluxe
1958 Riva Florida No. 319
1955 Riva Ariston

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