My pitman arm is hitting the alternator...suggestions?

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by mikes70, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Protour-Camaro

    Protour-Camaro Veteran Member

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    It's still produced...Summit Racing has the Moog for $99. You can find off brand names on Ebay for $70. I'm sure Rock-Auto.com has them too.

    "Centerlink" or "draglink" will yield the results. The one thing I wouldn't do is buy a used one...


    As for the tie-rods....Yes the part #s seem to be different, but why?
     
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    Reviving and old thread. I’m looking for a part # on the bent “1978” pitman arm for my LS swap. When I search eBay, I find a lot of different options I am not certain will work.

    I will also be using the DS883 centerlink.
     
  3. badazz81z28

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  5. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

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    It's not exactly the same...my advice: You better jump on that junk one since it's the last one left. These don't come up very often and when I sold mine it was def more than $49.

    Pitman arms are one of those parts that hold up well, clean it up and spray some cast iron paint on it and your good to go.
     
  6. Underliner6

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    I’ll take your advice. I sucked it up and ordered it. Now I just need the Moog DS883 center link and tie rods and I’ll be good to go.
     
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    Few more verifying questions as my head is spinning from all I have read on this topic. I am getting ES2001L/ ES2002L Moog inner tie rods.

    I have read that the trans am and Camaro outer tie rods are the same but Moog.com is saying I need ES427R outer tie rods that other sites are saying are not compatible. Anybody have insight on the outer tie rods?

    Thanks for spoon feeding me. Lmao
     
  8. badazz81z28

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    I wasn’t even tracking there was a reproduction out there. I bet any repro is the flat one.

    As for steering linkage, you need the. Matching drag link to accommodate the drop. I just ended up buying a complete pro-forged kit.
     
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    This may not be accurate, I swapped the pitman arm only and kept the original linkage. Works fine.
     
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    I suppose I’ll just get the drag link and see if the stock Camaro inner/ outer tie rods work. If they don’t, I can have them delivered within a few days from Amazon.
     

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