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Pitman arm and gearbox issue

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I have a 1967 mustang v8 manual steering car. My dad bought it new in 1966 so it is an early model. I needed to replace my steering components since they were pretty worn out.

I bought a Lares 18702 which has a 1" sector shaft which is what my car had from the factory as my tag was smb-a. I bought a 1 inch sector shaft pitman arm using part number c7za-3590-a which according to stangersite that should be my part number.

Now my issue is that I cannot get the pitman arm to go over the sector shaft by more than maybe 20%. Did I miss something in my parts ordering? Has anyone else ran into something like this?



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I would still measure with a micrometer to be SURE. I trust original a lot more than Lares.
 

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Torque the pitman to 100 FT Pounds or as the Ford manual states a bit more.
If the nut is flush with the sector, CRUISE-
I'll bet it will be.
You are dealing with taper fit, It will not slide all the way on, then adding the fact of a new sector vs a 60 year old sector in comparing.

Both the pitman arm and the gearbox are brand new. I thought about it just being on as much as it would go but it's on by maybe 20% of the pitman around the sector. Ok wouldn't it need to be more on than that?

I misread. Sorry. No the but is not flush with the sector. If it was close to being so I would be driving.
 

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What is those 2 "wings" you can see on the first pic on top of the pitman? It don't look like anything I recognize.
Looks like a wire twisted around it, maybe to show how far it went on??
 
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This looks like a wire wrapped around it. If so, why?

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The wire looks like it might be from a tag.

Do you still have the original steering box? If you do, return the one you bought have have @CHOCK rebuild the original. That is the best way to go here.
 
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not familiar with Lares either. Do you have the Pitman clocked correctly? Did you buy a new Pitman or is this the old one?
 
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