- Jul 5, 2020
- Travelers Rest, South Carolina
I just finished buttoning up the Ross steering for my Model 70. New bearings, new stud, thrust ball bearing on the pivot, and fresh grease. A couple things- I have the stud backed off almost all the way- I guess when they're new, that's to be expected? The worm looked like new when I got it cleaned up, but the old stud was pretty worn. Secondly, it's tightest in the middle of the travel, and has a tiny bit of play out at the ends. That's exactly the opposite of what I would have expected. Seems to me the steering would spend more time in the middle. Anyone know what color the steering gear was from the factory? Mine is mostly yellow, but black up near the top. I have another one that is all black. Maybe black was the color Ross painted them before shipping them to IH? Just curious which is correct, although this will be far from a true restoration.