Pitman Arm ???? Power vs Manual

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

  1. OldRunner

    OldRunner Well-Known Member

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    Wanting to know, if the pitman arm on a 67 Coronet is the same if you are power or manual steering. I thought they were different , but have been told they are the same ? I switched from power to manual, the pitman arm that came on the box is different , longer than the one I had on the car with power steering.

    Thanks in advance .
     
  2. 67 coronet

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    same.just did the switch on my 67 and the pitman from the old power unit bolted up and had perfect geometry for my manual box.
     
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    Ok , thanks
     
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    The old 18595 TRW or K780 MOOG which is now only available in the "repro" world -- is definitively 1962 - 1964 All, and 1965 - 1970 "B" Body -- "ALL" -- meaning both Power & Manual Steering..... Be comforted....
     
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    Just went to install the P-S-T Pitman but my arm is straight. I don't understand how this will work even with their note from eBay shown below - the steering wheel will no longer be centered. Will that effect the power steering box center? I see FirmFeel lists 2 different arms, one for manual and one for power steering.

    My rig: 1962 Dodge Dart wagon, 318ci, power steering.

    Rare Parts shows only one arm:
    http://shop.rareparts.com/smtp/shop...roduct=0049|STEERING, GEAR, PUMP & COMPONENTS


    Firm Feel list 2 different arms for manual and power:
    http://www.firmfeel.com/pit_idler_b.html


    P-S-T pitman arm:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/12078627652...em=&sspagename=ADME:X:AAQ:MOTORS:1123&vxp=mtr

    :thinker:

    steering arm snafu 001.jpg
     
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  6. 5.7 hemi

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    Are one of those arms in the pic a fast ratio from firm feel?
     
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    Cranky Banned Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Don't know about B bodies but on an E body, the fast ratio arm is noticeably longer than the non fast ratio arm....at least it is on the factory stuff.
     
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    No - Dirty on right is stock - Other is P-S-T stock replacement.....
     
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    And a O.E.M. 62.
     

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    Just checked the collision and parts book, no distinction between power/manual.
    I do remember when I put a firm feel on my 67 Charger, I had to change the arm to the newer style.
     
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    Got it to work - you have to clock the pitman arm to match the position of your tie rods at center steering.

    The part number cast on the P-S-T pitman arm is P18452...
     
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