Amount of threads showing means absolutely nothing! If you feel the need to adjust the steering box, follow the procedure in the shop manual.
Unfortunately, steering box gears are worn in the straight ahead position only.... Tightening up the box to remove play in the straight ahead position will cause the gears to bind when turning.
If you must tighten, go by 1/16 of a turn increments, if you detect binding, back off!
Poor "ol steering box is blamed for other worn suspension parts like tie rod ends, idler arm, ball stud, pitman arm joint.
Fill the box with chassis grease for lubracation.
Required tools for operating a Vintage Mustang:
1. Duct Tape
2. J.B. Weld
3. B.F.H. (Big Fat Hammer)
4. VINTAGE MUSTANG FORUMS II
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