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I have stock 1970 manual steering on my car. As I stand under the car (yes... I have lifts... be jealous), facing the back of the car looking up, my pitman arm curves like a C. This is making it strike the header, and thus I have a dent. I wonder if I have it on backwards? Anyone know?
 

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I have mine at work with me today on a car trailer, I can look if you tell me what I am looking for.
 

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If your header was on backwards you would have more problems then that..
LOL....

i just got my '70 on the ground yesterday and when i cranked the wheels all the way to the right - the headers hit on the power steering cylinder... i need to get under there and see what needs to be done also... sounds like we have a similar problem ?
 

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If your header was on backwards you would have more problems then that..

I believe the lift will work no matter which way the car is pointing...
Man - you guys are brutal :D

Sorry CV - I never worked on a car with PS. Or a 70 for that matter. I can say that with your wheels straight ahead on a 65 MS car the pitman arm should be pointing straight ahead as well...
 

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Sorry for the fuzzy picture, but . . .
Here's mine, only goes in one way due to the cap on the rack side. From under the driver's side door towards the engine.

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/cpierce64/Pitman.jpg

Carl
 

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My jackstands work either way too.

On my 69 351w with hooker supercomps, I had to dimple both sides to clear the pitman arm and the idler arm.
 
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