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So I replaced all the front suspension stuff. Torques all bolts as to specification.
Get down to the alignment shop (had the car towed) and he pointed out that my drivers side inner tie rod is rubbing/binding up against the Pittman arm.

Its a '66, original v8 car, never had power steering. I called up the place I ordered the parts from and sent them pictures. But I figured I would ask all you guru's ... anything you can think of as to why this is occuring?

To me, it lo0ks like the curve on the tie rod just isnt enough to clear it, like it needs more of a curve to it. Or that the curve is in the wrong place.

If you want/need other angles on it, I can try to snap some.

Heres the same pics I sent in to the parts shop.








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Book I have says to torque the tie rods to 35 ft/lbs and then continue to tighten until you can slide the cotter pin through.
Could I of possibly tightened it to0 much? and pulled it through enough so now their touching? Is this even possible?
 

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Nope not possible. Now it could be the wrong part. Do you still have the old parts taht came off the car? If so compare them with the new parts and see if they even look different. Also can you take a picture of the tie rod end hitting the pitman arm?
 

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Back a few years ago, I obtained one of those discount kits from a well known suspension place in New Jersey. You get what you pay for.

Well, the rubber cups, and their nylon bushings were just too thick. When I snugged them all up, - I really needed power steering. I left the car in the air, removed the protective rubber cups, snugged it all back together again, and it turned freely then. They sent me another set, same as the first set.

I had to go to local N.A.P.A. dealer and get their version of the rubber cups and it turned freely again. About one year later, went back there again, for that "Lifetime Warantee on Quality of parts" was squeeking and squawking already. Bought a MOOG set, and it remained in place a good ten years longer. I was explained that the Lifetime warrantee only applied if I put 100 miles on the cars each year.

Wm.
 
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