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    Transit pitman arm - Alternatives?

    I've been trying to find a replacement pitman arm to fit a MK3 transit box on my Model T for a couple of months without any success. It just occurred to me that some of the American Ford models might use the same spline (I'll need to modify it anyway so length and the other end don't matter). The question is which one if any? Has anyone else been round this loop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpannerPete View Post
    I've been trying to find a replacement pitman arm to fit a MK3 transit box on my Model T for a couple of months without any success. It just occurred to me that some of the American Ford models might use the same spline (I'll need to modify it anyway so length and the other end don't matter). The question is which one if any? Has anyone else been round this loop?

    Thanks

    Pete
    why cant you use the mk3 arm?
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    What problem are you having with it Pete?

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    I would use a MK3 if I could find one, the are like rocking horse poo now!

    I've got a couple of problems, one is a bit of bumpsteer and the other is the car seems to wander around. I'm thinking the wandering could also be caused by the steering arm/ bump steer problem so I'm trying to improve that first.







    I know the drag link needs to be parallel with the ground and I think the pitman arm is a bit long so plan A was to get another arm and shorten it (I didn't want to mess up the original). Also maybe bend the steering arm at the front down a bit which I'm hoping might help.

    Ideally it needs a different steering box with the arm going the other way but I've got so little room because of the starter I can't find anything suitable to use.

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    what pitman arm is fitted at the moment, it looks like a mk1 or mk2 transit, i thought the splines were different and they would not fit mk3 boxes.
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    I think youll be hard pushed to find an arm as short as it looks like youll need ..even if you bend the front arm

    you can try these tho ..... Trans part 01322 350860 you may be able to heat n bend it in an S towards the exhaust though that would rais the point ????

    But not to sure if modding the arm is feasible tho
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    I can see a variety of possible causes .

    First question as always, what caster and toe in setting do you have ?

    How are you quarter elliptics connected to the front axle , via a swinging shackle or not ?

    Is the steering very twitchy ie as you start to move the wheel it is VERY precise and wants to go whichever way you are turning sharply rather than a more controlled movement ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by satan View Post
    what pitman arm is fitted at the moment, it looks like a mk1 or mk2 transit, i thought the splines were different and they would not fit mk3 boxes.
    I think it's a mk3 one fitted, although I could be wrong. The pictures I've seen of mk2 ones look very similiar but the spline could be different as you say.

    Quote Originally Posted by vince-305 View Post
    I think youll be hard pushed to find an arm as short as it looks like youll need ..even if you bend the front arm

    you can try these tho ..... Trans part 01322 350860 you may be able to heat n bend it in an S towards the exhaust though that would rais the point ????

    But not to sure if modding the arm is feasible tho
    Trans part have got one but they won't do mail order, have to collect it which is a bit too far for me !

    My plan was to redrill the tapered hole to make it shorter, but nothing ever goes to plan.

    Thanks for all the replies

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpannerPete View Post
    Ideally it needs a different steering box with the arm going the other way but I've got so little room because of the starter I can't find anything suitable to use.


    This one would mount on the inside of the chassis and is off a suzuki sj jeep and i have one on mine if your after measurements

    BUT

    I think youll have the same problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpannerPete View Post


    Trans part have got one but they won't do mail order, have to collect it which is a bit too far for me !

    My plan was to redrill the tapered hole to make it shorter, but nothing ever goes to plan.

    Thanks for all the replies
    I sure there will be someone on here that could collect and post it for you.

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