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strut rod thread size
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Getting ready to install my strut rods and noticed that a couple of the threads are messed up. Does anyone know the correct thread size for stock strut rods so I can get a die to re thread them? Thanks Ryan.

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#2
If the rods are out of the car, stop by a machine shop and have them match the thread size /pitch. They may even be able to chase the threads clean for a couple bucks. Quality dies of that size can be expensive - and you'll probably never use them again.

I purchased a set for my 69 vert (needed two for the different threads) - loaned them out a couple years ago to someone and will probably never see them again. Sorry, I do not recall the sizes.
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#3
If you have some extra coin you might consider replacing the old style with some heim joint style. Expensive upgrade but worth it.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#4
Not certain but, I think it is 11/16 X 16. If you can find one, a re-threading die would be preferable to a regular die. It doesn't remove as much material resulting in a better and tighter fit. Chuck
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Not certain but, I think it is 11/16 X 16. If you can find one, a re-threading die would be preferable to a regular die. It doesn't remove as much material resulting in a better and tighter fit. Chuck

Sorry for the double post. Chuck
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c9zx;185446 Wrote:Not certain but, I think it is 11/16 X 16. If you can find one, a re-threading die would be preferable to a regular die. It doesn't remove as much material resulting in a better and tighter fit. Chuck

Thanks for the replys. I'll check into that.

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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