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#2398416 - 11/04/17 01:44 PM Pitman Arm
Tig Offline
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Registered: 01/26/03
Posts: 2168
Loc: A garage in England
Hi All.
I recently bought a new pitman arm for my '74 Challenger, unfortunately it doesn't fit. The splined shaft diameter is larger than the one on the steering box so it's way loose. I converted my car to manual steering many years ago. Not sure if the manual steering pitman arms have a smaller spline or I have an earlier model ('70 '71) steering box on the car.
Anyone know whats the deal?
TIA up
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#2398434 - 11/04/17 02:55 PM Re: Pitman Arm [Re: Tig]
Supercuda Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 13455
Loc: up yours
Early manual boxes used a smaller diameter output shaft than the power boxes.
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#2398437 - 11/04/17 03:10 PM Re: Pitman Arm [Re: Tig]
geo. Offline
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Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 125
Loc: n.c.
All E bodies with manual steering came with the smaller spline size, they sent you the wrong part. The larger size was OEM on '73-4 cars with power steering.

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#2398440 - 11/04/17 03:13 PM Re: Pitman Arm [Re: Tig]
Tig Offline
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Registered: 01/26/03
Posts: 2168
Loc: A garage in England
Thanks Guys for clearing that up. Order was my bad, I just assumed it was a '74 steering box.
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'74 Challenger..9.46 and 145.9 so far, easy pass. 4000lb!!!# N/A, 655ci, Indy Maxx, T/R, Indy 600-13 X's, Street legal, pump gas, full interior, Cal-Tracs, mufflers, 4:10's and 10.5s. Marsh Performance pump gas 655ci.
RHD '68 Barracuda Fastback 323ci street/strip. Best ET 14.21@88.5 Best Mph 98.5

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