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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2017, 08:13:56 PM »
It seems "cabin Fever" has set in and a few minds are being affected!


All this talk about soap, bent things, and rope has affected what's going on in my cabin!!  I seem to have forgotten why I even started this thread ... :P
Hummm....I can't seem to recollect ...oh well....

....I do see fragrant bubbles in my future!
Champaign on ice ... - (sounds of cracklin ice and a pop from the cork)
rubber ducky - (loud, rapid squeekies in running water)
...........and alas, the infamous Soap on the Rope!

I think I have it all ... No ...
Wait, something appears to be missing....  ???

Let's see ... . . water-check ....
Fragrant bubbles - enough to put Lawrence Welk to shame -check
 Champaign - (pops the cork) -check
Rubber Ducky - (happy squeaks) - check
Soap...Rope... yeah - check

Ohhhhh I know!!!!
the main dish is missing ....the  boy toy!!! .... ;)

"Armando....Arm ando.. where are you .... Wanna come play with my Rubber Ducky!?"  ;D

(happy squeaks under running water can now be heard!)

(...CLUNCK!!! ).... "Oh oh I seem to have dropped the soap Armando!"  :-[





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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2017, 06:13:32 AM »
Qvack Qvack... Armando wants his Ducks back.. And his Egyptian cotton towels... ;)
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2017, 07:59:52 PM »
Is Armando sure he really wants a used Rubber Duckie?
Especially after all that Christmas Cheer!

..........Sudd enly I have an urge to set sail for de Nile!!!!

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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2017, 03:15:24 PM »
Is Armando sure he really wants a used Rubber Duckie?
Especially after all that Christmas Cheer!

..........Sudd enly I have an urge to set sail for de Nile!!!!


The River is wide, Armando is durable, The Duckie.... Well, it's flexible ;D  The bubbles are in need of freshening, and the Soap could use some Hemp added..  ;D ;D :o Glub Glub.. Poooshh! a geyser! ;)
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2017, 10:25:16 PM »
If Armando does not want to play with my Rubber Duckie .... than can I play with his?!!


News Flash:

Late night for you Armando ... once again. 
The Shop is long closed .... the street is dark and your Camaro is alone ... :(

Oh where are you Armando ... where are you? 
Oh where do you go?
Are you perhaps with some other Hoe....? >:(
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2017, 07:37:54 AM »
If Armando does not want to play with my Rubber Duckie .... than can I play with his?!!


News Flash:

Late night for you Armando ... once again. 
The Shop is long closed .... the street is dark and your Camaro is alone ... :(

Oh where are you Armando ... where are you? 
Oh where do you go?
Are you perhaps with some other Hoe....? >:(

Armando wishes to turn the Soil, So he's out with a "tiller" and thatching the Turf! ;)
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2018, 09:33:05 AM »
Hmm, How did this thread get so "bent" on content? Peeps and hares on the Twinkies? The car below is sometimes referred to as a Twink :D But I'll get this Column Straight if it takes all month ;)
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2018, 05:33:14 PM »
You can't bend a chain don't you know? This post turned into rattling a chain long ago. Only way to fix it is by litigation or prison time for the guilty party. SAYLAVEE buckaroo. The word "Buckaroo" was used in Die Hard by Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2018, 06:46:35 PM »
You can't bend a chain don't you know? This post turned into rattling a chain long ago. Only way to fix it is by litigation or prison time for the guilty party. SAYLAVEE buckaroo. The word "Buckaroo" was used in Die Hard by Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.
Chains can be used for binding things, Oops, that might excite the author of this  thread...  :o
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2018, 11:15:48 AM »
Hell it might excite me too! But remember that it takes two to Tango! Ho lay is the word.
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2018, 11:17:59 AM »
You can't bend a chain don't you know? This post turned into rattling a chain long ago. Only way to fix it is by litigation or prison time for the guilty party. SAYLAVEE buckaroo. The word "Buckaroo" was used in Die Hard by Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.
I did Locate a piece of Rod Stock in my storage unit. I'll get that bent for calipers holders later! The Chain was too floppy... :o
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2018, 12:47:13 PM »

All Right, my thread .... I can post what I want!

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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2018, 01:24:33 PM »
It would appear that the right Chain can straighten a Column ;D
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2018, 02:06:54 PM »
I think this thread should be removed or at least stop'd
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2018, 03:53:32 PM »
Hmm .. Steering issues left the road days ago, Unknown outcome to column diagnosis. Now the column must come out for review, or we'll check the  Brakes and see if the car left the road for Sticky calipers and loose suspension.. it's just a Ducky situation, and the Mechanic hasn't been heard from.
  Time for a service in Pit Lane ::)
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2018, 04:14:27 PM »
Now, back to fun!

Some people like to yank on my chain but I won't let it get me down ..
I yank back and pull myself up!
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« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2018, 06:36:53 PM »
Now, back to fun!

Some people like to yank on my chain but I won't let it get me down ..
I yank back and pull myself up!

Hmm, There is fun wherever you look for it. In ewe N Doh ;D , We will find hilarity and gut busting Flatulence wherever the Ponies reside ::)
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2018, 02:04:40 PM »
We need a big pooper scooper behind all the Ponies here!!!
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« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2018, 03:51:00 PM »
We need a big pooper scooper behind all the Ponies here!!!
No Column to get bent over
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2018, 10:57:34 PM »
Dick, you're way too kind... I've been fortunate in the steering column department. I did replace a power steering pump in an '82 Capri once. All my Pintos have manual steering, so no fluids. If they have zerks, then I'll grease them. I'm going out on a limb here and guessing it's either hydraulic hoses or the pump itself.  Is that all it's doing? Leaking? If you can make it to Fallbrook, I know someone who might be able to figure out what's going on and maybe fix it for a decent price. I'll have to ask him tomorrow.

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« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2018, 11:22:59 AM »
Dick, you're way too kind... I've been fortunate in the steering column department. I did replace a power steering pump in an '82 Capri once. All my Pintos have manual steering, so no fluids. If they have zerks, then I'll grease them. I'm going out on a limb here and guessing it's either hydraulic hoses or the pump itself.  Is that all it's doing? Leaking? If you can make it to Fallbrook, I know someone who might be able to figure out what's going on and maybe fix it for a decent price. I'll have to ask him tomorrow.

Hey Becky!!

There is a problem with the column or related somehow.  I can feel the dent when I turn the steering wheel. 

Someone suggested I take pictures of the area.  The Pinto is always at the doctors!  I can do that when it is on the lift next time. 

There was always a lot of play in the steering since I had it.  One guy said there was too much play.  I had the steering tightened and that is when it was discovered about the column.  I wonder if my Pumpkin was in a bad accident at one time before I bought it.  I bought it from a dealer when it was 7 years old.  I wonder if they were trying to cover up the steering column issue by adjusting it with a lot of play.  I have no idea.  My dad's friend at the time worked for Villa Ford in Anaheim.  It was thru him we got my Pumpkin!
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2018, 12:39:03 PM »
If the Bearings in the column are failing then you would "feel a change" in the resistance at the steering wheel. This might explain why the column would look bent viewed from in the engine compartment If the Rack is adjusted too tight for "free play" You'll feel a looseness when driving straight ahead, but will stiffen up when unwinding back to center from turned position. This is less pronounced with power steering assist, But might explain why the Pressures to overcome the stiffness are causing leaks.  If the rack is worn where the toothed portions of the rack pass through the rack housing , then a play issue will confound any attempt to set end play properly. A full inspection is necessary to get this solved..

 A wordy explanation.. Hip bone connected to the Thigh bone.. etc..

 Pintosopher U know it's a puzzle, do the frame first ;) Oh the Racks of Life, Align them for good function. ;)
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Re: in search of Steering Column for 1980 Pinto
« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2018, 11:04:15 AM »
If the Bearings in the column are failing then you would "feel a change" in the resistance at the steering wheel. This might explain why the column would look bent viewed from in the engine compartment If the Rack is adjusted too tight for "free play" You'll feel a looseness when driving straight ahead, but will stiffen up when unwinding back to center from turned position. This is less pronounced with power steering assist, But might explain why the Pressures to overcome the stiffness are causing leaks.  If the rack is worn where the toothed portions of the rack pass through the rack housing , then a play issue will confound any attempt to set end play properly. A full inspection is necessary to get this solved..

 A wordy explanation.. Hip bone connected to the Thigh bone.. etc..

 Pintosopher U know it's a puzzle, do the frame first ;) Oh the Racks of Life, Align them for good function. ;)

Thank you Joe, this does make sense!

I am going to cut and paste all good replies onto one paper and read them to The Master Mechanic

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« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2018, 12:52:14 PM »
Ahh Yes ,you're always welcome ;D We'll continue to strive to keep all "racks" properly aligned, and wheels pointed to the best apex you can find. Of course, properly fitted Tack always keeps the Rack directed in a pleasing way! ;)

 Pintosopher, it's a perky, quirky world, Button up those loose ends ;D
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