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MII tie rod

Hi Guys
I'm installing a MII rack on my s10 front end,frame under the 1946 chevy
pickup.
I will use stock MII tie rod ends.
The taper and hole size on spindle is different from stock MII tie rods.
IF i knew the degree of the taper on the stock MII tie rod end I could buy a reamer and ream out the spindles.
Any help on this would help greatly.

Thanks,Bobby

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Can't cross referance a tie rod end to fit?
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Can't cross referance a tie rod end to fit?
I guess you have the bump steer figured out, huh?

The chevy spindle is smaller than the MII end, right?

What I did is ream it slowly with a die grinder, around and around, inserting the end, seeing where it rubbed, grinding some more. 20 minutes each and it was almost perfect...no wobble.... Been in there 58,000 miles.

It doesn't have to be that perfect. You are pulling a tapered pin into a tapered hole and torquing the nut to 60 pounds..... Where's it gonna go?
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The taper is most likely 1.5 inch per foot because that is what most american tie-rod ends are. Some ball joints are 1.5 and some are 2. A few measurements and a bit of math and you could know for sure. The most reasonablly priced tool that I have come across is from xkut on ebay. Back when I got mine it was something like $40 shipped. His prices have taken a jump over the past few years just like everything else.

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MII tie rod

HI GUYS

I appreciate the info.
Xntrik ,I think the bump-steer is going to be close.
I may have to use a long stem tie rod ,time will tell.
If you have installed a MII rack on s10 and have any info I would appreciated any help you have.

THANKS ,Bobby
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