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66 original i6 car. Was converted at some time to a v8 and c4 somewhere along its life. While working on The suspension and steering today, I noticed the pitman arm is not fully up the steering box shaft, theres about a 1/4" gap exposed on the steeringbox shaft. And the nut seems to have the shaft inside about 3/8".

I threw a socket on it and it was fairly tight. Didnt want to force it if something is wrong here.

Is this common/correct or is there a potential problem here?

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66 original i6 car. Was converted at some time to a v8 and c4 somewhere along its life. While working on The suspension and steering today, I noticed the pitman arm is not fully up the steering box shaft, theres about a 1/4" gap exposed on the steeringbox shaft. And the nut seems to have the shaft inside about 3/8".

I threw a socket on it and it was fairly tight. Didnt want to force it if something is wrong here.

Is this common/correct or is there a potential problem here?

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The nut on mine is about half as thick as yours. Looks like someone used the wrong nut. Should not be a problem
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Yup. That nut is incorrect. Pitman looks to be about the right height.
The correct nut and lock washer are maybe 1/2" thick when they are installed and torqued.....

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Anyone know the threads? So, I can grab the proper nut?

And thanks guys.
34692-S 3/4-16 .389-.446 thickness 1 1/8" hex

You're welcome.

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1965 289/c4 from factory.
I’m working on steering this winter. Hope this helps.
 
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