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Old 12-03-2002, 04:47 PM
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Unhappy Tie rod ends are too small!!!!!

Cannot find tie rod ends large enough for my spindle holes. Does any one make a shim or liner?
or - does any one have a solution that is mechanically sound?

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Any chance of your telling us what you are working on?
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No shim or liner that I know of. Did you try Kanter? They have just about everything for front end rebuilds.

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I made my own shims out of sheet metal. Probably a bad idea but it had been working fine for 15 years so . . . .
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Years ago you could go to the back of a Moog catalog and find tie rod ends by generic description along with application by make and/or model. Using this you would be able to determine what taper is in your steering arms (by application) and then find an end (by description) that meets your other requirements. I don't know if it's still that way or not.
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Tom, when putting Granada disc brakes on older fords, you can either convert to the Granda's tie rods or you can get shim adapters. Mustang Steve sells them. <a href="http://members.boardhost.com/MustangSteve" target="_blank">http://members.boardhost.com/MustangSteve</a>
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Tie Rods are too small

Reaming out tie rod ends or making adapters : "the low buck way" project 1939 Ply. Coupe steering up grade.

Well if your doing a disc brake conversion or just up grading
your steering, you may need to ream the tapered holes.
There are some machine shop's that can help, or you can go out and buy a expensive reamer for the job.

But there is a short cut, if you have a suitable size adjustable reamer, just remove and turn the blades. Remember now the tool is a LEFT hand reamer. Changing"turning the blades " puts the cutting edge on the left as per the normal turn right to ream.

What to do if the steering arm hole is bigger than your new rod end.. What I did "since I have a lathe" was set up the angle of the OD of the larger tie rod on the compound, and making a jig with a bolt to hold the steel stock after it was drilled out to the narrow size dimension of the new tie rod.

Then cut the taper to the size needed. Leaving enough of round stock material at the ends as to chuck the in the lathe to ream it makes the task easier.

Insert the adapter into the steering arm and grind or mill the top and bottom flush. Depending on your application and what steering your up grading to you may just have to ream out the steering arm with out making an adapter.

"it worked for me!"
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