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What tie rod end to use with a Corvair box?

I'm building a 28 rpu and I am using a 60-63 Corvair steering gear. I am trying to find a tie-rod end that will fit this pitman arm. I think the Covairs had drag links with built in ball joints so that doesn't help me.

It has been suggested just to use a standard Ford tie-rod end and ream out the hole to fit. The Ford is much larger in diameter though and it just looks like a lot of meat to take out that I just don't like the idea of.

Does anyone have any suggestion on another tie-rod end from a common American car (as in SAE, not metric) that would fit? As many people who have used the Corvair box over the years, did everyone just ream these to fit the Ford, or is there another way?

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i have a corvair box that was stock and i modified it so the steering shaft comes out the opposite end of the box and uses a drag link on a street rod. i didnt modify the pitman arm which was stock, its been a while but i found a tie rod end that fit the arm and i could adjust the drag link. im thinking it was off a standard chevy of the period (like maybe a 63-64 belair) take the arm or the box to the parts house with you and test fit it.
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Tie rod end for a Corvair steering box

When you go to the parts store, ask for the tie rod end for a '49 to '54 Chevy sedan. The '53 to '62 Corvette uses the same tie rod end. I have found the 'vette end to be more in some catalogs.

One other thing, If I remember correctly, the thread is a 5/8 18. A common tap size.

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