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wildbill
08-09-2006, 04:43 AM
I have a 85 SS and have found that the clamp/pivot assembly which clamps/holds the outer steering cable stationary and is mounted behind the stuffing box and ahead of the rudder is worn which allows rudder play. Mine is the type using a round ball-stud which is screwed into a bracket bolted to the hull and surrounded by the split clamp assembly which surrounds the stud-ball and clamps around the outer cable housing thus holding the cable housing stationary while the inner cable moves the rudder. The wear appears to be mostly in the split assembly halves which clamp over the stud-ball(which seems to have little wear).
Are the clamp halves and stud ball available thru dealers/factory or does one have to have a machine shop build-up/machine the old parts in an expensive custom fix situation? My most local dealer is VERY poor at parts help. Any advice which you guys can offer will be greatly appreciated!

xsvfooter
08-09-2006, 03:40 PM
You can buy a new one at skidim.com. I replaced mine several years ago.