--- Not all that much really, but one big step. Got the new homemade draglink fitted and adjusted. Went in and out more times than I could keep track of, but at least it is finished and appears to be functional. Then I hooked up the steering wheel to check it's alignment. This just might actually work. Today is the first time in about three years that I have been able to turn the wheels! Yeeee-Haaawww!
It will all have to come back apart once more before the final lockdown, but at least now I can start to work around it all.
Here's how it looks from the front. You can see the big "kink" that Jack was talking about. It is in just the right place to clear the tire when turned full left.
Inside the end are more old parts. A couple of half circle pieces that fit around the ball and a spring...all held in with a screw plug. Pretty clever and simple design for 1946.
And the wheel hooked up. Getting everything on the right splines so it all wound up in the right places took more than a few tries. Now I'll mark it all to make reassembly a little easier. The cardboard thing on the dash is a template for the Allison shifter that is on order. Plain T-handle and cable set up. No electronics except for a back-light behind the indicator.
I like simple.