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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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poncho62 said:
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. :thumbup:

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.

http://stores.ebay.com/XKUT
http://www.xkut-reamers.com/servlet/StoreFront
 

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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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