Pitman arm help

1968 -1970 Mopars

  1. 65 Max Wedge

    65 Max Wedge Member

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Location:
    Canada
    Local Time:
    12:18 AM
    Hello I'm working on a 69 coronet r/t.The pitman arm is toast!The problem is upon searching for a new one via the usual avenues of suppliers.They are showing me a totally different looking arm to what I've removed.The one removed looks like a A and C body stlye! Fairly straight with a step and slight hook at the joint. Yet the one shown for the car is fairly flat.But,with a boomerang shape to it!The car has a quick ratio power steering box on it! Also should the tie rod inner/outers be vey close to the torsion bars?There's about 1/2-3/4 inch clearance.The reason I ask this(crazy I know) I'm wondering if the steering components are wrong.The shop manual I have shows the parts correctly as I'm looking at them.But,again the idler at the centre link has a washer on it to pull the idler down tight.Any help would be greatfull:icon_rambo::icon_rambo:
     
  2. Joe Mopar

    Joe Mopar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Location:
    Danbury, Ct.
    Local Time:
    1:18 AM
    Pictures are always useful.
     
  3. Azure

    Azure Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    34
    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Location:
    Georgia
    Local Time:
    1:18 AM
    My GTX pitman arm was the same as yours and the replacement is also as you describe. I put the replacement on and everything appears to line up and work. I kept the old one just in case.
     
  4. Cranky

    Cranky Banned Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    22,903
    Likes Received:
    20894
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Location:
    Pasa-getdown-dena Texas
    Local Time:
    12:18 AM
    Is the quick ratio box a factory item? I thought those only came on the TA and AAR's in 70 and on the 71 340 E bodies? Anyways, mine had a longer pitman arm...it's part of the quick ratio setup.
     
  5. 65 Max Wedge

    65 Max Wedge Member

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Location:
    Canada
    Local Time:
    12:18 AM
    Cranky as far as the fender tag tells us and build sheet says.the box is from the factory.We've ordered the pitman and idler.Hoping to get some form of base line.But,if you have or know someone with a B-bodythat could measure your/their center link and send a picture or two this would be helpful.I didn't take the car apart or work on the resto so I'm tyring to figure this issue out.Here's a pic of the pitman we removed.see how mashed it is ! pitman arm.JPG

    pitman arm.JPG
     
  6. 65 Max Wedge

    65 Max Wedge Member

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Location:
    Canada
    Local Time:
    12:18 AM
    Thanks for the info Guys!FYI if your looking for parts try www.eso.com.
    Laura was very knowledgable-helpful I order pitman and idler from there pick the up on Tuesday.Will update to let you know how it works out
     
  7. 65 Max Wedge

    65 Max Wedge Member

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Location:
    Canada
    Local Time:
    12:18 AM
    Everything worked out fine! Parts are in.Alignment done.The R/T is back on the street.case closed!!
     
  8. Cranky

    Cranky Banned Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    22,903
    Likes Received:
    20894
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Location:
    Pasa-getdown-dena Texas
    Local Time:
    12:18 AM
    Cool!
     
  9. dangina

    dangina Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Location:
    lethbridge
    Local Time:
    11:18 PM
    I think when i go to replace my pitman arm i'll be buying the fast ratio one from firm feel...
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.