Tierods (tapping)

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Re: Tierods (tapping)

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:35 am

Look at the current string on power steering for some more discussion as I threw so of this discussion in it by mistake.

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Re: Tierods (tapping)

Post by mlrailguy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:14 am

got a link?

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Re: Tierods (tapping)

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:27 am

www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 2&start=60

Start at towards the bottom of page 5 and onto page 6. We were talking about power steering but I kind of got the two mixed as some of the problems with steering. both stock and power, kind of intersect at times.

Locating the steering box in the center of the beam is what is posing some of the problems both types of steering whether it is with a stock beam in a stock frame head or on a rail.

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Re: Tierods (tapping)

Post by richardcraineum » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:24 pm

thats alot to go tbrough whe u can buy swedge tubes or aluminum tie rods out of circle track parts catalog for under $20 a piece...
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Re: Tierods (tapping)

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:59 pm

There are always other was of doing things such as your suggestion but there are other times you can have limitations also. You have to look into everything before you make a choice too. I did look into the "circle track" part options and i might be able to use something like that for a non-steering problem I have. Its been since the late 50s and early 60s since I was around jalopies and California Sprints... a long time ago and things have changed a lot.

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Re: Tierods (tapping)

Post by bajaherbie » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:47 pm

I bought mine stuff from Speedway, a huge circle track supplier.

Two Ford tie rod ends, two threaded rods and two heims for the spindles.

Good stuff too!

I think aluminum rods are available but I bought plated steel.

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Re: Tierods (tapping)

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:19 pm

If I get a chance I'm going to talk to an auto machinist friend (and a VW guy) today on this subject. My question is on a bit different version of this subject but still similar enough to ask questions.

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Re: Tierods (tapping)

Post by Sandbar Norm » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:28 pm

bajaherbie wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:47 pm
I bought mine stuff from Speedway, a huge circle track supplier.

Two Ford tie rod ends, two threaded rods and two heims for the spindles.

Good stuff too!

I think aluminum rods are available but I bought plated steel.

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Re: Tierods (tapping)

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:43 pm

Just got back and as far as the rod ends he had no real opinion. He did talk me into moving the pivots for the Truss style bar towards the center a bit more to take some of the angle out. Part of the no opinion was that he runs swing axle rail with a single brace bar horizontally so they only worry about up and down so that bar takes care of that. Apparently the swing axle stops the side to side and figure 8/rumba/Congo line part of the movement of the frame/pickle forks that you can get with IRS.

He also mentioned starting with a 28mm bar over the stock bar where I used the ACVW or the V6.

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