I appreciate your response and is good advice. everything on the front end is new and it drives straight. I do have plans on getting a front end alignment. I just had the gear box rebuilt so that it has the quick ratio turning and When i reassembled the steering wheel it was off by 45 degrees. it was always off a little bit but not that bad and would like to know how to correct it.
As long as you know that the same number of turns are used to turn center-to-left lock, and then center-to-right lock, it is the steering wheel that is improperly mounted.
So place our wheel as if driving straight ahead, then turn steering wheel left and count. Bring it back to straight (center) again, then turn steering wheel right and count. You should have the same number of turns regardless of how the steering wheel is presently positioned.
I believe, as I recall, the rag joint can only go one one way when you couple it to the steering box. The steering arm on the steering box typically has one spline that is wider so as to align the box/arm correctly - assuming you have the factory arm/box.
If you find that the steering wheel goes 2 turns from center in one direction and 1 turn from center to the other, this would indicate 3 turns from "lock-to-lock." In this example, the wheel should turn 1 1/2 turns from center in each direction, but because the steering wheel uses 2 turns to go center to left/right, and 1 turn to go center to left/right, would indicate you have a mechanical issue and have to find out why.
If all is good, then you will have to pull the steering wheel and re-align the steering wheel on the steering shaft splines with the front tires pointed straight ahead.