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Old 07-03-2014, 10:29 PM   #883
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And, the TRW output shaft turns the same way as the Shepard? The reason I ask, is my output shaft is toward the inside of the coach, opposite you layout. Hmmm, turn right and go left. Now wouldn't that be fun! I take it that TRW make a right and a left box.
I'll check my pitman arm for dimensions and numbers tomorrow and report back.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:44 PM   #884
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Hmmm, turn right and go left. Now wouldn't that be fun!
Harry, if we could master that, NO ONE could say we did not know how to drive big rigs, huh? LOL
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:53 AM   #885
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And, the TRW output shaft turns the same way as the Shepard? The reason I ask, is my output shaft is toward the inside of the coach, opposite you layout. Hmmm, turn right and go left. Now wouldn't that be fun! I take it that TRW make a right and a left box.
I'll check my pitman arm for dimensions and numbers tomorrow and report back.
Harry,

Yes it does. There are both kinds of TRW boxes a Left output and Right output which can be mounted like yours or mine or for a right hand drive vehicle also. The Master Tech came in handy and made SURE I did not make a big GOOF.

You would be AMAZED at how many TAS65's models there are, like three full catalog pages of them.

Van and I also discussed this possible "mistake"

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And, the TRW output shaft turns the same way as the Shepard? The reason I ask, is my output shaft is toward the inside of the coach, opposite you layout. Hmmm, turn right and go left. Now wouldn't that be fun! I take it that TRW make a right and a left box.
I'll check my pitman arm for dimensions and numbers tomorrow and report back.
Reminds me. Many years ago when I was a teenager in England, a friend was a spare-time auto mechanic.

He had to replace a steering rack on a car. He bought and fitted the steering rack which he said looked identical to the bad one. Turned out it was for left-hand drive rather than right-hand. It did exactly as you describe.

Driving forward with it was one thing... Backing up was a whole lot tougher

He returned it and got a replacement which was exactly the same.

Third attempt worked.
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Posted my pitman arm number in the new thread, Steering Box Play.........
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Posted my pitman arm number in the new thread, Steering Box Play.........

Thanks Harry
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I don't want to take away the focus on the Sheppard box swap but I need some help on my slip joint replacement (intermediate steering shaft) as previously mentioned, my slip joint has some play in it. Doing some research online, looks like there was various recalls on the shaft for a number of different coaches and buses. I didn't find anything for my particular coach. See the pictures of my intermediate steering shaft. It doesn't match what Myron posted on his (his looks like a spicer). I have an email sent to spicer to see if mine is indeed a spicer part. It looks like I have the part number and even the reorder number, but no manufacturer. My hunch so far is that it may be a TRW assembly? I have no basis for the hunch though. Any help would be appreciated. I don't have any pictures with the dust boot off.

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I don't want to take away the focus on the Sheppard box swap but I need some help on my slip joint replacement (intermediate steering shaft) as previously mentioned, my slip joint has some play in it. Doing some research online, looks like there was various recalls on the shaft for a number of different coaches and buses. I didn't find anything for my particular coach. See the pictures of my intermediate steering shaft. It doesn't match what Myron posted on his (his looks like a spicer). I have an email sent to spicer to see if mine is indeed a spicer part. It looks like I have the part number and even the reorder number, but no manufacturer. My hunch so far is that it may be a TRW assembly? I have no basis for the hunch though. Any help would be appreciated. I don't have any pictures with the dust boot off.

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I have an email sent to spicer to see if mine is indeed a spicer part. It looks like I have the part number and even the reorder number, but no manufacturer. My hunch so far is that it may be a TRW assembly?
Craig,

I spent some time today trying to cross reference those numbers without any success. Me thinks the best suggestions I can make are these:

1. If it's not a Spicer (If you get a reply to your email) Then I would suggest to call Roadmaster and/or HR on Monday to see if they can give you any help. With your part numbers they may have one or point you in the right direction.

2. Check with a driveline repair shop in your area. Don't be disappointed though if they are iffy when it comes to steering parts. They always worry about the liability.

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When I was in manufacturing I used a source call The Thomas Registry. You may already know of but it is collection of manufacturers across the US. It might be of some value here.
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My Steering shaft

I am in the process of repairing/replacing the cracked Windsor dash panel, so I removed the steering wheel. Here is a picture of my steering shaft.
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That is the grease. There is a zerk on the shaft to grease. I hadn't seen it during my previous chassis lubrication, it is hidden fairly well in the interface boot. It did have some, but it is time to grease.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I did end up calling Monaco, and they said the part is around $800 before shippin and would have to be specially made. The original company was Douglas Auto Tech, and an email to them stated I need to buy it from Monaco. Hard to swallow the price tag on this. I'm wondering if I could swap it out with a Spicer. I see those going for around $200 and looks better made. Not sure what I will do yet.
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