So, I'm finally tired of my 140's crooked steering, and I think a lot of people are. From center, the steering is like this:
To full lock left: Normal 140 is about 2 turns, Larry is 2 1/2 turns.
To full lock right: Normal 140 is about 1 1/2, Larry is 1 turn.
The steering is 1/2 turn of the wheel off, which is AWFUL.
My fixes and upgrades:
-Replace all tie rod ends with greasable ball joints
-Replace the non-adjustable drag link with threaded rod and 2 ball joints
-Thrust bearing for steering box
That's about it. With the current upgrades, it would steer easier, wear less, and allow for more steering adjustment freedom, so you can get rid of the pesky lopsided steering.
Ball joint with grease fitting, right hand thread, 7.59$ each, 4 needed
Ball joint with grease fitting, left hand thread, 7.59$ each, 2 needed
One piece steel thrust ball bearing, 5/8" shaft diameter, 19.93$ each, 1 needed for 110, 112, 120, 140
One piece steel thrust ball bearing, 3/4" shaft diameter, 19.93$ each, 1 needed for 300, 312, 316K
Ball joint rod end seals, 1/2" hole diameter, 5.62$ pair, 6 pairs needed, 1 for each ball joint end
So far, the upgrade is looking to be about 100$, but that's not including the threaded rod.
I do have one question, how long is the drag link for the 140? I need to figure out how long of threaded rod is needed for the drag link.