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As per the write-up:wcfvw69 wrote: Maybe I'm just being over cautious?
I don't have any means to measure inch pounds nor do I have the torque gauge illustrated in the Bentley manual.
When you assembled your peg in this thread, how much force did it take to turn the peg after your final adjustment with it all freshly greased up?
Grease the pitman arm shaft too, and have another blob on the peg-which-rotates-with-barely-any-drag-but-some.
What final adjustment are you referring to?
I do have too many moments of instinctual confidence that I must impart through words, but the needle bearings are dangerous little buggers, you can truly destroy them and the pitman/peg races if you over-tighten . . . they are on tapers! The unit pressure skyrockets between 3 inch/lbs and let's say 6 inch/lbs.
The good news is inch/lb torque values are pretty easy to hit.
Just tighten the nut until you feel all play disappear, keep rotating the peg while you turn the nut, and as soon as you feel drag, you are done. Barely any drag . . . but some. It'll make instinctual sense . . some.