While checking the starter wiring I noticed a lot of play in the passenger side tie rod end. I knew it was getting badly worn so I had bought two new tie rod ends off e-Bay. The only problem is they are the wrong tie rod ends. Rats.
I tried local sources but steering parts are just not carried for that car any more. So I hit the on-line vendors. Stephen Allen Studebaker had the best price so I ordered a new tie rod end. It was here in three days and is a new part although it has quite a bit of surface rust. Beggars can’t be choosers!
|May 25 update: OK, now I can her the masses saying “Nathan you putz you put the rubber seal on the wrong side of the washer! You are correct, I sure did. Not sure what I was thinking. I have taken it apart and assembled it correctly.|