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Re: New Tie-Rod End Job
Apache1 #1330818 Tue Oct 22 2019 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Apache1
A thread gauge would be beneficial.

Why do you all insist on telling him to spread the rod end....that's just not kosher.

Because it works. Those clamp ends are not brittle.

Re: New Tie-Rod End Job
OhioSteve #1330821 Tue Oct 22 2019 11:41 PM
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Not on any of my hot-rods!





Re: New Tie-Rod End Job
OhioSteve #1330824 Tue Oct 22 2019 11:48 PM
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I wonder how much a local machine shop would charge to make a tie rod. Tell them you need a 3/4" bar of the proper length, threaded both ends. Give them the tie rod ends and tell them that they have to fit.


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Re: New Tie-Rod End Job
OhioSteve #1330833 Wed Oct 23 2019 12:43 AM
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There must be something wrong with the tie rod, I still think you were sent the wrong part. The warehouse may have miss marked the part. I would return the tie rod and request an exchange.


Craig

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Re: New Tie-Rod End Job
OhioSteve #1330879 Wed Oct 23 2019 02:11 PM
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Take the right hand threaded tie-rod end to the hardware store and see if it will thread on to a standard 3/4 - 16 bolt. If it does, the rod is wrong, if it won't, the ends are wrong. They should thread on each other with no tools needed, all mine have.

Re: New Tie-Rod End Job
OhioSteve #1330889 Wed Oct 23 2019 03:54 PM
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Do the same with the tie rod and a nut. Great suggestion Joe H!


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Re: New Tie-Rod End Job
OhioSteve #1330891 Wed Oct 23 2019 04:15 PM
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I have a left and right hand tap for 3/4-16 and two NOS tie-rod ends. Both taps screw right in the tie-rods with no tools needed. The hole in the tie-rod measures .730", taps OD measure .750.

Re: New Tie-Rod End Job
OhioSteve #1330911 Wed Oct 23 2019 06:46 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Per Joe & Phil's comments, I just went to the hardware store. Both nut and bolt are 3/4-16. Looks like the tie-rod ends are a keeper and the rod goes back!
Thanks All Steve...

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Re: New Tie-Rod End Job
OhioSteve #1330921 Wed Oct 23 2019 08:47 PM
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Is the original rod bent? If not you can most likely get the tie rod ends off the existing rod by cutting the bolts off with a hack saw (if you can’t coax them off with penetrant, heat or both) and as 52Carl suggested, use a cold chisel in the the slot to expand the thread. Use some penetrating oil to help break the rust bond. I used that same procedure on my ‘52 and was able to save the parts and just install the rebuild kit. They were pretty crusty but after cleaning and painting looked new.

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Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
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‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: New Tie-Rod End Job
OhioSteve #1330924 Wed Oct 23 2019 08:50 PM
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Usually the most simple test solves our mystery. This thread should remind us all to start with the most simple things before we jump through all the hoops trying to fix something. This was a good teachable moment!


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
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