66 Impala Steering Column Lower Bearing Adjustment
I am installing an automatic on the floor steering column inmy 66 Impala. I rebuilt the steeringcolumn replacing upper and lower bearings. Per the GM assembly manual, I have the column bolted to the rag jointand then to the instrument panel.
There is a spring and stop below the bottom bearing. How much should the spring becompressed? The manual indicates toprovide 1/8" minimum clearance. This is to provide clearance between mast jacket and stop bolt/nut. However, there is no recommendation on howfar to compress the spring. Also, thebearing can be adjusted with the angled slot and circular clamp and boltsinward and outward, compressing or uncompressing the spring. I have not found any recommendation on whereto position this clamp.
I appreciate any guidance on how the bearing and spring should be positioned.