I have used John Deere Corn Head Grease AN102562 on many steering boxes. Light bodied grease with extreme pressure additives. -30F to 330F rated. will not drip from gearbox.That's what the guy who rebuilt my steering box put in the box. Three years later, it's still steering great without wear or play that I can notice. That's NOT what the factory called for. The '62 shop manual calls for gear oil that 'remains liquid at low temperatures", and I figure that to be gear oil like for a manual transmission, 90W. Problem is that, with sector shaft bushing wear, the play in the sector shaft and an old grease seal at the bottom of the sector shaft in the housing that's dry or cracked, and all the gear oil leaks out of it. Dry again. The extreme pressure grease is what my steering gear rebuild guy uses, and is still in my box.
I first read this it made me smile. Thinking this must be kept next to the blinker oil. Turns out there actually is such a thing. Who knew, besides you of course.I have used John Deere Corn Head Grease AN102562 on many steering boxes. Light bodied grease with extreme pressure additives. -30F to 330F rated. will not drip from gearbox.
WD40 Grease is a quality #2 chassis grease. This grease is thrown off any rotating parts. J.D. grease is semi fluid and sticks to rotating parts. You Tube has video.I thought about this all night. It's just a gear box, correct? Why can't you use just regular grease versus marine grade grease, corn head grease, or the WD40 high pressure grease. It's not a high pressure system.
I think most of these boxes back then were very similar and, in some cases, had identical internals. 67 was the only year that had an independent shaft, whereas previous years were connected to a shaft that went all the way up the column.Do you by chance know how similar the 1st gen steering sectors are to the 2nd gens? I watched your video. I thought
it was very good. Would have liked to have seen you disassemble the parts from the box though.