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1953 Steering Coupler - Bolt Torque Spec?

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:08 pm
by David Green
I'm deep into my very original 1953 (51015, Aug. 10,1953) coupe preservation project, going through all the systems to make it safe while trying to "doing no harm". I just replaced the steering coupler and can't find the coupler bolt torque spec and don't want to crush the coupler. Advice much appreciated.
David

Re: 1953 Steering Coupler - Bolt Torque Spec?

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:38 am
by Donald Zingg
David,

For the 14 mm ATF fasteners on the original style rubber coupler 18 - 22 ft. lbs. is sufficient.
A bit tighter is OK if need be to line up the cotter pin hole with the slotted nut.
Install new cotter pins.