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Steering Coupler
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Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs;267627 Wrote:The pins are your safety back up if the rubber fails. They hit on the forged piece on the other side, would be way sloppy, but at least you can steer. A parts car I bought had tilt and when I pulled it the rubber was broken so just steering with the pins.
I ordered two different ones and actually liked the Dorman better so I used it. The other was said to urethane base and was too flexible.

Yes, that's why I say that the Scott Drake's pins are too short. Look at the picture.
I am going to keep my old rag joint that doesn't look that bad, and when I redo the engine this winter or the next I will redo the rag joint as well.

First picture: the Scott Drake coupler.
Second picture: old one.


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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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tony-muscle;267609 Wrote:I am dealing with the rag joint right now. I have the tilt steering and bought the Scott Drake C7OZ-3A525-A. After trying all different tricks, it doesn't fit well. The splines simply don't match. It seems that the diameter is slightly off as well.

The shaft diameter for power steering is 13/16", the manual steering is 3/4". Both have 36 splines.



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Don C;267634 Wrote:
tony-muscle;267609 Wrote:I am dealing with the rag joint right now. I have the tilt steering and bought the Scott Drake C7OZ-3A525-A. After trying all different tricks, it doesn't fit well. The splines simply don't match. It seems that the diameter is slightly off as well.

The shaft diameter for power steering is 13/16", the manual steering is 3/4". Both have 36 splinters.
Great to know. Thank you!

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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Don C;267634 Wrote:
tony-muscle;267609 Wrote:I am dealing with the rag joint right now. I have the tilt steering and bought the Scott Drake C7OZ-3A525-A. After trying all different tricks, it doesn't fit well. The splines simply don't match. It seems that the diameter is slightly off as well.

The shaft diameter for power steering is 13/16", the manual steering is 3/4". Both have 36 splines.

I thought the Power steering had 31 splines at 13/16 and 36 splines and 3/4 with manual?

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#15
Just counted the splines on a spare power steering box, 13/16" diameter 36 splines. Don retains Jedi master status
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