There’s a binding in my steering
I have a 1961 Chevrolet Pickup with a Volare front end. It also has a later Chevy tilt steering column that’s hooked to the steering box with two Flaming River joints. The frame rail had to be notched about one and a half inches to make the hookup. The problem is that there is a hitch, or bind in the steering. Do you have any suggestions?
The binding you feel can be due to a number of different problems.
If the geometry of the steering linkage is bad because the joint angles are too severe then you will feel a binding when the steering is turned.
If the geometry is OK then there is wear and/or damage in one or more of the steering system parts.
Disconnect steering parts one at a time and put each through its normal range of motion with a load on it to determine if its action is smooth or if there’s a notch or bind on it.