Steering shaft rag joint
Why exactly was it implemented? I removed the steering box today since the engine and transmission are out. I tried adjusting it and followed some instructions I found here but contrary to what it was said, I was not able to turn the shaft with my fingers passed the 30 or 40 deg angle, or it was very hard. So hopefully I did not adjust it too tight. We'll see this summer. If I move the steering wheel there is still about 1 in of play on each side.
So I was looking into that Jeep shaft but I'd rather not spend money, I have a very small budget that I'd rather spend on torque converter, springs, finish my exhaust and get all the necessary parts to have a parking brake on the rear discs.
So after saying all that I wanted to ask your opinions on a modification I had in mind on the rag joint. Can't we just tackweld shims between both halves of the rag joint in order to take the slack out of it?
Anything wrong with that? I have to admit I did not take a thorough look at it because I was in a hurry. It's just a thought that occured to me after I got home
1987 Cadillac Brougham
5.3 Vortec, 4L60E transmission