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Hey All,
Saturday, September 3, 2019, Late Afternoon Update:

Started cleaning Lorrie Van Haul's Drag Link. Did the Ball Joints first. It is TOAST! JPGs below.

First THREE are of the Pitman Arm End.
Next THREE are of the Steering Arm End.

Notice that the Pitman Arm End is worn more on one side than on the other. That's because the Sector Shaft was NOT centered on the Worm Gear. That condition has been like that since Lorrie worked for the United States Postal Service. Their Mechanics are the ones who set her Gemmer Y4D-335 up that way.

Poor Lorrie. But we are HOPEFULLY fixing that.

Am going to have to find the Calipers here, to measure the Diameter of the Ball Stud at the Base and at the Threads, and the Length of the Taper between them. That will give us the Degree of the Taper. Think it should be 7 degrees. Will also have to find out the Thread Count and Diameter of the Threaded Part of the Ball Stud.

But just the worn Ball Joints on the Drag Link alone was contributing to the LOOSENESS of the Steering.

Anyway, will keep you all updated if, when, and as progress occurs.

JC
 

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Hey All,
Saturday, September 3, 2019, Late Afternoon Update:

Started cleaning Lorrie Van Haul's Drag Link. Did the Ball Joints first. It is TOAST! JPGs below.

First THREE are of the Pitman Arm End.
Next THREE are of the Steering Arm End.

Notice that the Pitman Arm End is worn more on one side than on the other. That's because the Sector Shaft was NOT centered on the Worm Gear. That condition has been like that since Lorrie worked for the United States Postal Service. Their Mechanics are the ones who set her Gemmer Y4D-335 up that way.

Poor Lorrie. But we are HOPEFULLY fixing that.

Am going to have to find the Calipers here, to measure the Diameter of the Ball Stud at the Base and at the Threads, and the Length of the Taper between them. That will give us the Degree of the Taper. Think it should be 7 degrees. Will also have to find out the Thread Count and Diameter of the Threaded Part of the Ball Stud.

But just the worn Ball Joints on the Drag Link alone was contributing to the LOOSENESS of the Steering.

Anyway, will keep you all updated if, when, and as progress occurs.

JC
 

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Hey All,
Have taken some time away to catch up on some other matters. But am back, and am looking for Tie Rod Ends that meet the specifications in the two images below. So far have found MOOG Tie Rod Ends that have close to the sizes of everything except the length of the Taper (in these images they are measurement "E")

Need to find these Tie Rod Ends in order to have the NEW Drag Link fabricated. Any response would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

JC
 

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