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  • Steering: Time for Refill

    With all the other fluids now renewed in this new-to-me ‘62 Champ, I had overlooked the Ross steering box. It turns out that it was likely overlooked for a very long time....that fill plug was immovably frozen.

    There is very tight access afforded by the 289 and the inner fender. A few shots of penetrating oil, soft blows with a hammer and long extension and then waiting...

    Luckily my plug (and likely most everyone else’s) is a 3/8” square head. The discovery here was turning the long extension and 3/8”-3/8” swivel upside down to grip the square into the recess of the swivel, then use a medium crescent to turn the whole affair. With a satisfying “click” the plug broke loose.

    Despite the Champ steering having been smooth and tight, the box still needed 10 x 10cc syringes of 80w90 to top up. A little Teflon tape on the plug threads and I can hopefully leave this job for another 5 years...


  • #2
    Studebaker International sells the correct grease for the Ross steering box.
    Page 268

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    • #3
      Thanks for that - hadn’t known to use anything other than medium gear oil.

      Appreciate the heads up on “semi-fluid” grease!

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      • #4
        Davis,
        As per someone on this forum, I used in my '59 Lark box, Lucas Gear and Chain oil. It works superbly well.
        Luck,
        Bill

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        • #5
          OK Dave, so Now you have to explain what those 2 Gray Hoses? are doing near the Steering Gear?

          The Heater Hoses should be on the RIGHT side, unless this is a Right Hand Drive Truck!
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            Those are spark plug cables - I was pretty zoomed in.

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