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Steering drop arm removal

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Paul Domoney, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Paul Domoney

    Paul Domoney Silver Level Sponsor

    Does anyone have a picture of the special tool RG.198 for removal of the steering drop arm?
    The drop arm on my 1963 series 111 Alpine has been incorrectly assembled as is 90 degrees out. I can turn right but turning left is a bit of a problem!! I am assuming that an ordinary puller will not do the job. There are no pictures of special tools in the parts manual that I have.
    As I live in Zimbabwe I cannot nip down to the local Alpine club a and borrow a tool but I can have one made if only I can see a photo or a drawing. Please e-mail to domoney@zol.co.zw
    Have just joined the forum so am finding my way around. Seems a great site. Many thanks in anticipation. Paul Domoney
     
  2. Jeff Scoville

    Jeff Scoville Donation Time

    Ny 2 jaw puller will work.
     
  3. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    May sound a bit crude but if steering assy is still mounted to the car you can try alternative method as follows:

    Take a long straight 1 x 1" aluminium bar and place it on top on the steering arm. Take the biggest hammer you can find and give a heavy slap (on top of the bar) . Usually the steering arm instantly comes loose without any damage . In most cases it will work better because difficult to locate any pullers.

    Best regards

    Bernd
     
  4. Series6

    Series6 Past President Donation Time

    Welcome to our happy group

    Paul,

    Sincere part-Nice to have on board:)

    Joking part-Or you can wait til NASCAR comes to Zimbabwe. :rolleyes:
     
  5. volvoguys

    volvoguys Donation Time

    I typically remove the relay lever from the box with a ball joint fork while it's still on the car. 2-3 wacks with a 4lb hammer and it usually gives it up. Be sure to pry the nut lock outwards before loosening (not removing) the nut. This stuff is pretty sturdy so don't let it intimidate you.

    Mark ..... volvoguys
     
  6. Paul Domoney

    Paul Domoney Silver Level Sponsor

    Many thanks for all advice. I had to apply heat and getting a good swing from under tha car proved difficult, having no pit, but now it is out and have adjusted steering. Can turn left and right now. What a relief.
     
  7. Paul Domoney

    Paul Domoney Silver Level Sponsor

    Not sure what NASCAR is but you are welcome in Zimbabwe any time.
    Cheers Paul
     
  8. P. Scofield

    P. Scofield Bronze Level Sponsor

    I thought there was a specific notch so you could not put these on wrong?
     
  9. Paul Domoney

    Paul Domoney Silver Level Sponsor

    There are four notches so it is possible to be 90 degrees out. You have to centralise the the drop arm in the steering box.
     
  10. Jeff Scoville

    Jeff Scoville Donation Time

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