Riverboat man, thx for passing on video. It may come to that! I’ll post pictures of end result.I haven't tried this yet but will very soon. This makes a lot of sense and from what I see prevents damage to the steering arm seal from heat. Let us know if you decide to go this route.
Redrider66ss, I’m removing it because my ‘63 gearbox is toast.good tip there on that vid. i'd say thats the way to do it.
fab4...just wondering why you are pulling the steering box ?? i thought i read in here once about marking the steering position so when all is assembled the right an left turning is the same turns of the steering wheel either way.