Jensen Healey Steering Shaft Rebuilt w/exchange
One of the most ignore parts on the Jensen Healey is also one of the most
important; the steering shaft and top knuckle in the engine compartment
that connects the
steering column behind the firewall to the steering rack. In left-hand drive
cars, the knuckle rests just above the intense heat of the exhaust
header. Over years of use, the extreme heat will deteriorate the cheap
plastic bushing inside. Bad things can happen when the
knuckle collapses, like suddenly not being able to turn your car.
Our steering shaft top knuckles are rebuilt with a high quality brass bush, with new
pins and washers to prevent sudden bushing failure.
Includes refurbished top knuckle and shaft. Fits all years Jensen Healey and GT.
Note: When removing the steering shaft be careful with the steering
column that goes into the firewall. If you bang on it or beat it, you could
mess up the roller bearings behind the firewall inside and create
additional problems (when
these collapse they also can create a hazardous situation). If in doubt,
remove and inspect the interior steering column from the car.
PLEASE NOTE: The BRASS mentioned above refers to the replacement of the
INSIDE middle pin rubber were the wear occurs. The middle pin, which originally
had the rubber poured around it, gets replaced with oil impregnated brass;
the spacer washers on the outer part of the inner "hubs" have either been brass or
more recently nylon (preferred). The end bushings for the inner steel rods
have been the original steel, reamed to fit the new steel pins.
The original end caps have been saved and get tack welded
onto the outer hubs (they can be ground off in the future).
Only one left.