Originally Posted by delawarebill
i'm thinking the bevel of the male/female are not the same angles... meaning putting a 20° male into a 15° female fitting. it wouldn't seat... thinking out loud on this one..
That sounds like what you may be running into. You might first want to check the taper on the hole and the taper on the stud to make sure that they match.
What changes did you make with the tie rod ends and spindles if any? I can measure the stud on one of my stock MII tie rod ends as far as length goes it that helps along with measuring the thickness of the stock I in the MII spindle. Pm or email me if that would help.