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kjm65fb
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From: Dallas,PA USA
Registered: May 2001

posted 06-22-2001 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kjm65fb   Click Here to Email kjm65fb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can a relatively new first-timer, replace the steeting on a 65 Fb ?? Tie rods,center link, and idler arm. It looks pretty straight forward. I have been able to accomplish what I have thought not possible, by persistance and a little common sense( I love these cars). I plan to do the complete suspension rebuild, but I know that I can't do this with out experiexced help. Can I do the steering first. Any advice will be appreciated.

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 06-22-2001 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure you can!

You may need a "pickle fork" to seperate the rod ends, but you can rent them from a rental center. Yell out if you need any tips from the many M&Mers that have been there and done that!

Good Luck,

SteveW

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Fastback68
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posted 06-22-2001 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I keep hearing about these "pickle forks" being the most important tool in a Mustanger's toolbox, and am always meaning to buy one. But Steve, you say we can rent them??? Isn't a "pickle fork" just a pickle fork that you would buy from the cutlery section of a store?

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steve'66
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posted 06-22-2001 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL,

You are funny. A pickle fork is a pair of forked wedges on the end of a steel shaft. You slip the tips between the joint and the rod end and whack the other end with a BFH (big hammer) until the joint comes apart. Removing the nut first speeds the process along.

SteveW

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 06-27-2001 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Remember to count the threads on the tie rods and replace them at the same spot so your toe-in is in the ballpark.

When you are done, get it aligned right away, or you'll be scrubbing your tires off.

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
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posted 06-27-2001 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another tool thats worth its weight in gold is a Pitman arm puller. You might only use one once in a lifetime, but that one time is worth it.

Mike

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sigtauenus
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From: Va Beach
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 07-01-2001 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kcode:
Another tool thats worth its weight in gold is a Pitman arm puller. You might only use one once in a lifetime, but that one time is worth it.

Mike


Every single tool bought thinking would only ever use once has turned out to be a good buy because I've either used it myself again or been able to loan it out to somebody else who needed to borrow it.

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