1963 Corvette: Field Service Engineering: Steering Shaft Lower Bearing Spacer
Subject: Steering Shaft Lower Bearing Spacer
Model and Year: 1963 Corvette
Source: Chevrolet Technical Service Department - Field Service Engineering - 1963 Product Data Book
Bulletin Number: Page 1 - Section IX
In order to eliminate possible bearing failure due to the steering shaft lower spring end catching in the steering shaft lower bearing, a new spacer located between the spring and bearing entered production approximately February 1, 1963.
If this problem is encountered in early vehicles not equipped with the spacer, Par No. 3840897 Spacer should be installed as shown in the illustration below.