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  1. Thanks for your reply and the diagram. The nut isn’t even a lock nut. Another thing I will be keeping an eye on. Have a great day and thanks again.
  2. Hi everyone, I have a 40’ Buick Special model 46. I installed new rear shock links and connected the shock arm. My question is, should there be a washer between the nut and the shock arm? There wasn’t a washer when I disassembled it, but I’m probably not the first one to do so. There was not a washer included with the new shock links, but there were new nuts. Thanks for your input. Tom
  3. I centered the pitman arm on the sector shaft, measured its distance of travel in both directions and then torqued it to 100 lbs. My 1950 Buick shop manual made no mention of removing a washer when taking off the pitman arm, so I surmised there shouldn’t be one. My torque wrench only goes to 100 lbs., and the manual said 100 to 110 lbs, so that choice was easy to make. After equalizing the length of the tie rod end, the steering wheel is centered nicely. Job is done, and it went well.
  4. New to this forum, so thanks in advance for any help I may get. I have a 1940 Buick Special Business Coupe Mod 46. I am putting the pitman arm on tomorrow but realized when I took it off, there was not a washer under the lock washer and nut. Is there suppose to be? I was also wondering if there is a torque setting you guys use. I know torque settings are not in the manual, but how tight to make it as a rule of thumb. The manual refers to a reference mark on the sector shaft to determine center of travel. I cannot find it. I made a mark before taking the pitman arm off, and figure to put it
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