Hey all, I'm new to this forum. I'm rebuilding a 1939 Chev street rod. I just installed a gm700r4 transmission. I want to install the shifter on the dash. I saw one at a cruise and it was slick. Anyone have any info. On where I can buy this?Thanks,Jake
Solved the problem myself. Dropped the pan and removed the damaged piece. Just need to find a replacement.
I have 1949 chevy pick up with mustang II rack & pinion. Having problems with steering @ 50 miles per hr; the steering and entire front end starts shaking. mechanic said to purchase intermediate steering shaft with two u joints and support bearing. Am I doing the right thing? if so where can I purchase this?
jaime202:I have 1949 chevy pick up with mustang II rack & pinion. Having problems with steering @ 50 miles per hr; the steering and entire front end starts shaking. mechanic said to purchase intermediate steering shaft with two u joints and support bearing. Am I doing the right thing? if so where can I purchase this?this should really be started in a new thread... log in... pull down the bar above that says... Select a Forum to Browse or post in.. select one and then quickly click the go button to the right.. then.. find the start a new thread button..this could be caused by several different issues...tires out of round.. or not centered on the hub.. tires out of balance..wheel alignment incorrect..play, slop.. in the steering linkage... i have a simple way to check for slop in the steering linkage.. but please use care.. i usually don't post this as people have RUINED parts with it..park the truck with the right front wheel almost touching a curbing.. place a piece of plywood between the curb and the side of your tire/rim..so there is no direct concrete contact..have somebody with brain power rock the steering wheel back and forth a few inches. so you are NOT BENDING PARTS... not breaking your wheels.. not bending your suspension.. just enough to allow you to examine the steering linkage for movement..this gives you the ability to preload the steering to check for unwanted movement.please be careful.. i have had people break wheels.. bend their frame.. bend their steering arms.. this is a one finger test on the steering wheel.. not somebody arm wrestling the steering wheel.. the steering U joints and support bearings are available from various vendors.. there may be more than one brand... i know of at least 3 brandsborgenson.flaming river.sweet.wait.. i mentioned wheel alignment..not having enough positive caster can create this issue also.. moving the upper ball joint back farther in relation to the lower ball joint..this puts more self centering effect on the front tires..when one of the tires gets some input.. it takes the slack out of the steering turning the front tires in that direction.. the tires dig in that direction and take the play to the limit.. at that point the tension causes the steering to bounce the wheels the other way.. this takes all the slack out of the steering to the other side...and it goes there quick.. that causes a rebound and back and forth we go.. getting bigger each time...why also the balance... or centering of the wheel on the hub..this can induce the death wobble..
Retrotek used to have a pushbutton shifter but I think they were purchased by Mastershift.com. I want to do something similar in my 59 Chevy Parkwood wagon. Have you started on the shifter project yet?