<VV> J tools

Charles Lee Chaz at ProperProper.com
Sat Aug 28 01:38:43 EDT 2010

Well, I won't know if I need to rebuild the steering box until I adjust the 
end lash.

The "trunk" adjustment (#13 in the following figure) is backed out and 
turned back in to "just touch" with the pitman arm off and the steering 
wheel centered.

The wheel turns extremely freely, although I do not have a micrometer torque 
wrench to measure 2 in/lbs yet, nor do I have a fish scale, but it feels 

According to the "real" (GM) manual, I need to trim the end play (#2 in the 
above figure) first, which I can't do without this tool.

I have an acquaintance at a nearby shop, who may have this tool, so I'll ask 
if I can borrow it if he even has one.

If I were rebuilding the box, which I'm considering, I'd also need this tool 
anyway so it may be an investment in that step.

I don't even know what this tool looks like, but I imagine it as a big "C" 
that might look a lot like an oil filter wrench but thinner and stringer, 
with two "teeth" to grab the notches ?

It could also look like a "hole saw" with two square teeth ?

See my design to right in above figure ...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J R Read_HML" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Charles Lee" <Chaz at ProperProper.com>; "VirtualVairs AA" 
<VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 9:49 PM
Subject: <VV> J tools

> Quit looking in that Chilton manual and read the one that applies.  The J
> tools are listed there (in various sections) under "Special Tools".  I 
> don't
> know about "sacred", but some are scarce.  Folks who wrench on Vairs
> full/part time as a business probably have some/most.
> Are you thinking about rebuilding the steering box?
> Later, JR
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Charles Lee" <Chaz at ProperProper.com>
> To: "VirtualVairs AA" <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 11:10 PM
> Subject: Re: <VV> Steering box insights ? Plus annotated GM Manuals
>>I searched Harbor Freight for a "J" or "C" tool to fit, but found nothing
>> yet.  Maybe Sears of NAPA ?
>> It's soaking now, so it should be good and ready by the time I find the
>> right tool !
>> Charlie
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