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Oz66FB

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1966 pitman arm
« on: April 25, 2008, 02:13:25 AM »
hi all,

can anyone tell me if the 1966 V8 pitman arm is the same for power or manual steer? I'm pretty sure they are but the center link is different for power steer.

I'm going to take off my quick steer kit and go back to stock and i cannot find my original pitman arm anywhere!

thanks
Ben


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Re: 1966 pitman arm
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008, 11:39:41 AM »
Ben,
 The pitman arm is the same for standard and power steering for V-8 engines only. There are two different ones for 6 cylinder engines (with and without P/S) and will not work on V-8 cars. The marking on the arm is C4ZA-3590-A. It was used on early 67 cars with P/S as well.
Jim

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Re: 1966 pitman arm
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2008, 04:18:42 PM »
is the quick steer stuff in good shape? i might be interested in it

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Re: 1966 pitman arm
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2008, 08:53:34 PM »
thanks Jim...fountain of information as always!

rmodel, i wouldnt sell it to you. I think they are a great idea for track only but they cause ackerman angle issues. The shelby ones were designed to reduce a 21:1 (or so) steering box down to 19:1. I already have 16:1 box. So the initial response is great.

I had a roller idler arm and this has worn prematurely (around 2000miles). I dont knoiw why just yet. either way, I'm gunna consign the lot to the hall of fame in my shed (along with the broken pistons, bent valves, destroyed brake parts and the infamous air cleaner bolt that my cleveland ate.)

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Re: 1966 pitman arm
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2008, 10:45:31 PM »
Anytime Ben,
Jim

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Re: 1966 pitman arm
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2008, 11:38:27 PM »
yeah my ackerman is great :P



im running a p/s box im not sure what the ratio is on it, its pretty easy to turn the wheel even without power assist. i junked all that mess simplicity is king imho

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Re: 1966 pitman arm
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 04:51:39 AM »
Bump! I now it's too late to post here. This the thread I found in google, im just too lazy to search for the current ones or to post a new thread.. Anyway, a quick question, what experience you have with the rancho pitman arm??

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Re: 1966 pitman arm
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 05:35:12 PM »
never heard of a rancho pitman arm.....

 

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