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Just Strokin
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From: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 04-10-2002 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found a tapered reamer at http://www.goodson.com for reaming the tapered holes in draglinks or spindles. They are a bit pricey for the larger ball joint reamer, but the tie rod reamer is about the same pice as a couple of the adapters you can find on the net. I'll let you know when I get the reamer and how well it does.

Search for tapered reamer if you go to their site, or search for tie rod or ball joint. If you download their PDF catalog, they are shown on page 149.

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Just Strokin
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posted 04-13-2002 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The tapered reamer worked great!!! Took about 45 minutes to ream both holes by hand with lots of stops for measurements.

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TomP
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posted 04-17-2002 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what are you doing that required a reamer?

I've never had a need for one since getting rid of my Bronco.

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Just Strokin
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posted 04-18-2002 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom, I am going to use a complete tierod assembly (inner, outer and sleeve) from a granada on the front disc brake conversion. The 64 fairlane tierods are worn out and new ones for the fairlane's are hard to find and costly. $350.00 plus for Fairline tierods vs 100.00 for granada + 65.00 for reamer. So, I reamed the tierod holes.

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TomP
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posted 04-24-2002 04:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey,the Granada stuff that similar in size? I know the 62-65 Fairlane stuff is sure an orphan, i had to use a 30 year old idler arm roller bearing kit to replace the one that was bad in my car.

I know you use Granada tie rod ends on a Mustang or Fairlane when you use Granada spindles, so the Mustang tie rod ends must fit Granada tie rods too.

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Just Strokin
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posted 04-24-2002 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are very similar in design. Both inner and outer are straight, not curved or warped about to fit around things. I haven't installed them yet but laying side by side, they look very similar except for size. Might have to shorten the inner one's about a half an inch to get enough adjustment and maybe the sleeve also.

The inner, outer and sleeves are still available, the inners are special order at most part stores. I'll try to remember to take a pic of them tonight and email the pic(s) to you.

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Just Strokin
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posted 04-24-2002 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sent some pics to you. Maybe you can see them well enuff.

From what I gather, the 62-65 Fairlane tierod ends are more like the 6 cylinder Mustang in size.

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