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Old 06-21-2004, 02:51 PM
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Tie rod end information?

Does anyone know where I can get detailed information on tie rod end dimensions, i.e. thread size, pitch, pin taper etc. I want to design a center link steering system for my T bucket and would design it around avialble parts. Most web sites only list tie rod ends by their application and don't have dimentional informatin etc.
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Typical hot rod tie rod ends (patterned after early Ford) have 11/16" threads, LH & RH, and 1 1/2"/ft taper. I bought a set of LH & RH taps years ago and a tapered reamer and make all my related suspension parts.
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Willys36: Thanks for the information. The early Frod tie rod ends are 11/16-18 tpi which is a special thread pitch (i.e. not NF or NC). The LH and RH taps are hard to find and so is a tap drill (thread minor dia does not match with any standard drill that I can see - maybe a metric size drill would be closer). I was hoping to use 5/8-18 tpi ends which would be plenty strong enough for the application but a standard size for tapping etc. I need to know the overall dimentions and such of the rod ends to design my front end
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Why not just buy one and measure it yourself if you already picked it out? Usually less than $10.
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Perhaps I should rephrase my question. What vehicles use(d) a tie rod end with 5/8-18 thread to connect to the tie rod adjuster sleeve?.
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Race quality tie rod ends.

Comes in all the popular pitches and sizes, is stronger and looks nicer. This site also lists the interchange numbers.
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