Back when UAP/NAPA (Canada) sold Moog chassis parts, I recal that we had a specifications book that had tie-rod ends by dimensions. We're back into the NCP (NAPA Chassis or Perfect Circle / Spicer) now, and I'm not sure that such a catalog even exists anymore.
I can give you the dimensions for a specific application / part number combination, however.
Here is your 1978 Ford Fairmont.
Overall Length (Dimension D) : 11.09"
Rack End Thread (Dimension A) : .938" - 20
Socket Length (Dimension C) : 1.64"
Type : 1
Large Diameter Taper (Dimension B) : .63"
Length (Dimension F) : 5.08"
Right or Left Hand Threads : RH
Rod End Thread (Dimension A) : .562" - 18
Small Diameter Taper (Dimension C) : .55"
Stud Thread Size (Dimension E) : .5" - 20
Taper Length (Dimension D) : .58"
Thread Type : Male
All of the refernces seem to idicate that this information MUST have come from a referenced drawing in the specifications book.
Hope this helps