71-73 Swag

  • New T-Shirt Design (Also coffee mugs and posters!) – read more!
  • Mach 1 Key Tags available (almost gone!) – read more
  • Convertible Key Tags available (limited supply) – read more
  • Coupe Key Tags available (only a few left) – read more

  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Steering parts availability
#1
Are center links still available for our 73's? The GRAB-A-TRAK kit doesn't come with the center link, idler arm or pitman arm

[Image: 2rr7aiv.png]

Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
  Reply
#2
I'm not sure if they sell the ctr link. Hemikiller has lots of parts for sale

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-all-s...s-for-sale

My garage http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage...rxt_uid=40

73 mach 1 351c 4v cc ported, torker2, 750 edelbrock,C6.
73 fastback 351c 2v,performer intake,600 edelbrock,fmx, 325 trac-lok.
  Reply
#3
As far as I know there is nothing wrong with mine other than age. Still, I would replace it with new if it's available.

[Image: 2rr7aiv.png]

Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
  Reply
#4
The Grab-A-Track marketer (Mustang Plus) shows a rebuild and return service in their catalog for the Center Link Kit for the '71-'73 Musgtangs. They also show a Grab-A-Track Pitman Arms (has a core charge) available.

Also included in the catalog (under the Grab-A-Track brand) is a new steering rebuild kit which includes 2 inner tie rod ends, two outer tie rod ends, 2 tie rod adjusting sleeves and 1 Idler arm.

Hope this helps.

BT

Do the RIGHT thing.
  Reply
#5
There is nothing to wear on the 71-3 center link. Check it for straightness overall and any possible rust damage at the idler arm stud. Other than those two issues, no need to spend any money.

A word of warning, many of the idler arms that are "71-73" do not fit. I gave up on my search back in '03 and just replaced the bushings in my arm. They're available from most any parts store.

Pitman arm is also a must do, as they get sloppy and make the steering feel loose. There is a manual and power pitman, make sure you get the correct one.
  Reply
#6
Thanks Hemikiller. I kept my idler arm centerlink and pitman arm just in case. Had a feeling there might be issue finding those. You Rock

[Image: 2rr7aiv.png]

Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
  Reply
#7
I bought my idler and pitman arms just recently from Mustangs Unlimited - they both fitted up perfectly:

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy0...1=K8165+01

and

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy0...T1=P71P+01

Brett
[Image: stangprofile3.jpg]
  Reply
#8
Thanks Flatback72,
That sure looks better than these knuckleheads

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/...871728____ Dodgy

[Image: 2rr7aiv.png]

Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
  Reply
#9
Careful with those MU suspension bits. They look to be sourcing them from parts unknown. $35 for a pitman arm is flashing red light cheap....
  Reply
Share Thread:  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Wrench Squeak in Steering Column Close to Steering Wheel. OLE PONY 3 832 04-02-2018, 07:59 PM
Last Post: OLE PONY
  Power steering Stangmeister 24 1,002 03-12-2018, 08:42 PM
Last Post: jpaz
  Steering/ Wheel Questions RadRacer203 27 809 01-29-2018, 05:12 PM
Last Post: RadRacer203
  STEERING COUPLER PROBLEM SOLVED!! Paul113 22 2,007 01-27-2018, 11:36 AM
Last Post: Ron Tanzi
  Power steering fittings CoolCat33 2 311 01-10-2018, 09:05 AM
Last Post: CoolCat33
  New or rebuilt steering columns available? vikingsandpintos 3 315 12-20-2017, 11:08 AM
Last Post: vikingsandpintos
  Power Steering Pump Options CoolCat33 7 520 11-25-2017, 06:10 PM
Last Post: tony-muscle
  Steering Pump noise and leak tony-muscle 12 840 10-05-2017, 02:17 PM
Last Post: tony-muscle



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)