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M38 Sector Shaft Diameter

 
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ChuckW
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:22 am    Post subject: M38 Sector Shaft Diameter Reply with quote

I am fixing to rebuild the steering box in my 1952 M38 and want to make sure I have the right size reamer for the sector shaft bushings. Am I correct in thinking that the shaft is 15/16" in diameter? Just wanting to make sure! Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always wait until I have the shaft out and measure it precisely to obtain a proper fit. Expanding reamers make this work better.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Wes. All I have is a fixed reamer. Guess I better invest in an adjustable reamer so I can hit the 0.0005 - 0.0025" clearance spec!
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