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  • #16
    As dpson said, there is a grease fitting hidden in a hole in the frame.
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    • #17
      Post #14 grease fitting it's a little hidden zerk fitting in the cross member.

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      • #18
        Though the bellcrank is tough, the one on my Daytona broke near the bolt.

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        • #19













          post #13- Sounds like part of the bolt is still in the notch on the shaft!If it's a nut and bolt, you have to drive it out whichever way it goes. If the arm is threaded, good luck! on my Hawk, I drilled into the broken end and soaked it with PB blaster and used an easy-out. It came right out. Again, GOOD LUCK!!-Jim

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          • #20
            Yes you need to get the remaining part of the bolt out as there is a notch in the top of the steering shaft the won't allow the bellcrank to come off the shaft until the bolt is fully removed. Drive it whichever way allows the broken end to pass thru the bellcrank. The odd thing is if the bellcrank turns on the shaft then the bolt should already be gone. Once you've dropped the steering shaft housing you should be able to use as a kind of "slide hammer" to pull the shaft out of the bellcrank, once the bolt is removed.
            Dan Peterson
            Montpelier, VT
            1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
            1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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            • #21
              In post #5 60Studehawk says he also has no steering, a broken pinch bolt wouldn't result in no steering, would it? it would just make the steering/handling sloppy, because of the bellcrank moving up and down as it pivots. No steering would result from something else like, a broken steering shaft, a problem with the steering box, worm & sector, a damaged, disconnected or missing pitman arm, drag link, tierods and or tired ends. A little more information is needed to help solve the problem of the no steering. Cheers Harryhawk
              Last edited by Harryhawk; 03-16-2020, 08:46 PM.

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              • #22
                A loose Bellcrank without enough Bolt passing through the groove in the Center Pivot Pin COULD spin on the Vertical Pin, and would mean NO STEERING, after a few turns, that would make it completely LOOSE!!

                Not being there, it's hard to tell what is going on.
                Last edited by StudeRich; 03-16-2020, 08:23 PM.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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