Curiosity overwhelmed me late last night, and I disassembled what was left of my dead ross-type steering box. Those of you at Tellico this spring will remeber that it got really tight out on the trail just before it went "pop" and disgorged all the oil out the bottom of the box. Upon close examination of the innards, I counted 4, yes 4 ball bearings left inside the case, and the pins on the nearly-new sector shaft were almost worn to nothing. Isn't there supposed to be about 30 of those ball-bearings in there? :? I'm guessing that the clearances were way off inside, and one or more bearings fell down into the box where they got trapped in between the worm and sector gears. What's left of them isn't very pretty either. What makes me mad is that these were all new parts and I thought I had everything set up according to the FSM. Guess mebbe some of the Filipino parts aren't machined quite to spec. Imagine that!