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Old 09-13-2020, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default 31 pickup leaking steering box

I have been trying to stop this leak then I was told about this grease and plate but can t find where to get it if anyone knows let me have this information please thanks tom
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:53 AM   #2
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I have been trying to stop this leak then I was told about this grease and plate
Which grease and plate?


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Old 09-13-2020, 09:36 AM   #3
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Don t know if it to put it in or what so I was looking for help finding out thanks again tom or where to find either the grease or about this plate or if it is needed ?
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:49 AM   #4
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Cornhead grease is likely what you are looking for. Read up on that.
Steering housing end plate with the longer tube. is probably what you are talking about.
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Old 09-13-2020, 10:02 AM   #5
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Where is it leaking from?clean the box and try to see where,might save you from changing the endplate and light rod tube.

Corn Head Grease is an extreme pressure, polyurea thickened grease, formulated specifically for use. in corn head gear cases and most other slow moving gear box applications requiring an NLGI 0 grease. Corn Head Grease will not leak from the gear case or drain from the gears during idle periods.
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Old 09-13-2020, 11:10 AM   #6
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Is it possible you're referring to a "Grease END Plate" (not a grease "and" plate)????? If so, all of the Model A parts vendors carry them. It is most commonly referred to as an End Plate Tube with a Ford Part Number A3568T in most catalogs. The steering box has a diamond shaped plate on the bottom with a "tit" on either side where the light switch bale (wire keeper) is attached. There is a 7/16 hole in the middle of the plate to allow the Light Switch/Horn Rod to pass through. The End Plate Tube is a modified plate with a tube through the center hole. This tube goes up all the way through the steering box and around the horn rod to divert any steering box lube from leaking out the hole in the plate. This, along with a new gasket for the plate, will stop lubricant from leaking out the bottom of the steering box.

Without further dismantling the steering box itself, other vendors also supply a large thin flat washer and o-ring in their Steering Box Gasket Sets to go around the sector shaft where it goes through the chassis to stop the flow of grease in that area. Installation entails removing the pitman arm and taking out the steering box to chassis mounting bolts and loosening the upper steering column clamp inside the car so that you can install these parts on the sector housing before it mounts to the chassis. This particular "fix" is far less of a guaranteed "fix" than the End Plate Tube and severe leakage at the sector housing can only be remedied with a rebuild of either the sector housing bushings and a new sector gear and or installation of a sector shaft seal (machine work required) or a rebuilt/new sector housing that has been modified with needle bearings and said seal and the possibility of a new sector shaft to fit the modified unit.

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Old 09-13-2020, 11:16 AM   #7
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Steering gear end plate,braze or solder a tube on it to prevent oil from leaking onto wiring harness,easy to make or see Brattons catalog #5280
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Old 09-13-2020, 12:02 PM   #8
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I put the end plate with the tube in when I rebuilt mine, but it leaked anyway. Turns out it was leaking round the bolts. I pulled the bolts and put thread sealant on them and fixed it.
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Old 09-13-2020, 12:25 PM   #9
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The plate could be one of these. https://modelastore.com/steering-column?product_id=3304
https://modelastore.com/steering-column?product_id=3299
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Old 09-13-2020, 12:37 PM   #10
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The tube is loose in the end plate and the whatever oil, grease you put in there will leak out. braze or silver solider it back on. Use a new gasket and make sure the plate is not bent from over tightening . Or buy a new one.
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Old 09-13-2020, 02:24 PM   #11
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PennRite steering box lube..........NO leakee.
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