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Old 10-31-2015, 06:32 PM   #407
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It's always a good feeeling knowing someone competent is working on your rig
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This learning experience cost you some money, but finding a good mechanic and having the peace of mind knowing that it is being fixed properly is priceless.

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Old 11-03-2015, 06:25 PM   #409
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New bell cranks and urethane bush kits have arrived.



Strangely no sign of the crank arms, will have to call Henderson tomorrow.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:06 AM   #410
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Those Supersteer bell cranks are really nice. Put one on the 310 and it made a HUGE difference in handling. The are pricey but worth every penny.
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Another box of goodies arrived yesterday.

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Had an interesting discussion with the mechanic today.....brakes are all done, new suspension is in, new steering components are installed and feel 'tight'.

Tank is still out for repair, but one interesting question. He couldn't fit the steering stabilizer as it wasn't compatible will the type of drag link installed....I thought the P30 steering components were standard, apparently not?
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:46 PM   #413
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Had an interesting discussion with the mechanic today.....brakes are all done, new suspension is in, new steering components are installed and feel 'tight'.
That's great news!

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°Tank is still out for repair, but one interesting question. He couldn't fit the steering stabilizer as it wasn't compatible will the type of drag link installed....I thought the P30 steering components were standard, apparently not?
The steering stabilizer goes from the bell crank to the front frame cross member. I thought you had bought super steer bell cranks which should have the extra arm (I.e. mirror image of drivers bell crank) on the passenger side.

My 74 didn't have the extra arm and doesnt have the correct hole in the front crossmember. I plan on drilling the hole and adding a stabilizer on mine.

I don't suppose you have a picture of that area do you?
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That's great news!



The steering stabilizer goes from the bell crank to the front frame cross member. I thought you had bought super steer bell cranks which should have the extra arm (I.e. mirror image of drivers bell crank) on the passenger side.

My 74 didn't have the extra arm and doesn't have the correct hole in the front crossmember. I plan on drilling the hole and adding a stabilizer on mine.

I don't suppose you have a picture of that area do you?
I will try and get a picture later in the week.

I did get the Supersteer bell cranks but not the crank arms (I thought I ordered them, they never arrived, the mechanic removed and checked the old ones, and passed them as OK, so I never ordered the Supersteer ones). Where on the bell cranks does the steering stabilizers fit (I have searched online for a photo/video but can't find anything)?
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:36 PM   #415
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Martin, take a look at this thread. It has a good picture of the steering stabilizer installation.

Here's a link to what the drivers and passenger side bell crank arms look like. They are slightly different from each other.

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Sorry about my incorrect use of terminalogy. When I wrote bell crank earlier I meant to say bell crank "arm".

Here's a picture of my Argosy as I was rebuilding the front suspension. No stabilizer and no place to attach one to the bell crank arm.
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Here's another shot of my Argosy after the front suspension was rebuilt. I manged to find a correct bell crank arm from a GM dealer in Nevada. He had to search all over the country but finally found one. I believe there are companies that reproduce them one of which should be SuperSteer.
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As I mentioned previously the front frame of my Argosy doesn't have a mounting hole for the other end of the stabilizer. I will have to figure out where the hole is supposed to be and put one there. My guess since yours is only a year newer it may not have the proper hole. I'm thinking that feature wasn't added until the 77 model year.

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Makes sense Brad.

Sounds like I could have to change the crank arms (which the mechanic calls drag-links....but then he also calls bell cranks, idler arms!)

I know Joseph has the steering stabilizer on his 20 (I got the Bilstein part number from him) so maybe he could measure the locating hole for us, I will send him a PM?
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Technically your mechanic is correct on the terminology. I like the term bell crank better

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I keep kicking myself because for years I had a 310 sitting by my shop as well as a 345. You would have thought I would have taken measurements!
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Do you want a measurement from the frame rail to the center of the hole for the steering damper?
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Do you want a measurement from the frame rail to the center of the hole for the steering damper?
Actually the dimension I needed to get was from the center of the bell crank arm hole (where the stabilizer connects) to the front vertical face of the chassis where the stabilizer connects too.

My concern is there could be a difference in length which could be a problem if the later coaches are different than the early Argosies. I want to makes sure the stabilizer cylinder is the right length.

Hope that makes sense!

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