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#1 dogsoldier OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 08:54 AM

which end would be the best to use? i got a new to me steering rod and it came with the ends on it.

here is the ends that was on the ford when i got it.
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and the one that came on the new steering rod
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:28 AM

I'd use the ones that came with the rod. They are what is supposed to be on there!

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:35 AM

Agreed!

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:52 AM

I agree with these guys if you are trying to keep it original, if you don't care I would go with the new ones. If the old ones have a bolt that go through the spindle arm the hole will get bored out over time and you will get slop in your steering system. If you keep the new set-up you can just replace the tie rod ends when they get worn.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:57 AM

thanks
thats what i was thinking also but just wanted a second opinion

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 10:18 AM

For work I would use the tie rod end as it will have less friction and as Ryan said will likely be tighter than the used fitting. For a show tractor I'd stay original.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 04:03 PM

Someone just rigged up the pin style clevis joints. Much better with OE type.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Not to steel a thread, but those types of tie rod ends can be purchased from McMaster/Carr when a new one is needed.

http://www.mcmaster....od-ends/=ib2g77

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 06:19 PM

Someone just rigged up the pin style clevis joints. Much better with OE type.

that would be the same guy that cut the steering rod and welded it instead of just replacing it because it got bent. it was way to short so i had to get another one.


Not to steel a thread, but those types of tie rod ends can be purchased from McMaster/Carr when a new one is needed.

http://www.mcmaster....od-ends/=ib2g77


thanks for the link. saving it for later

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 06:26 PM

I have one like that. Idiot welded the wrong ends and then drilled the holes out in the spindles to match the over sized holes in the tierod ends.




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