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    And all it takes to adjust leaf spring pinion...

    And all it takes to adjust leaf spring pinion angles are spring shims--------they are common truck front end items
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    So actually since the pinion angle didn't...

    So actually since the pinion angle didn't change(less than 1/2 *) your driveshaft angles will change at the u joints, however, if your drive shaft is less than 60 inches long, your angular change...
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    But it looks like you checked pinion angle...

    But it looks like you checked pinion angle relative to the ground--thats not it--it is the angles of the drive line ---------
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    I'm perfectly fine with the complete...

    I'm perfectly fine with the complete discussion-------I only try to point out the simple basic reasons for STUFF and I believe my background qualifies me for my opinion--

    Since your in...
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    Firebird----------maybe instead of you argueing...

    Firebird----------maybe instead of you argueing about deltas, cosigns,etc,etc----you would attempt to visualize the concept that all the wheels set on the planet earth, and everything else about a...
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    Some basics-----------the wheels set on the...

    Some basics-----------the wheels set on the ground-they don't move up or down---

    the frame/body moves up /down

    angles relative to ground are meaningless-drive line angles are what...
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    The wheels don't move up and down-the chassis...

    The wheels don't move up and down-the chassis does





    why did you post an image that is poorly done with the components/brackets in different locations?

    And with aprox 3 inch of...
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    don't swing the rear end up or down-leave the...

    don't swing the rear end up or down-leave the tires sitting on the ground/floor, and raise/lower the car---If drive line angles are set up for ride height, the rotational differances will only be one...
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    Firebird 77 ---I'm not going to continue arguing...

    Firebird 77 ---I'm not going to continue arguing about these parts-----------The OP I believe sees my point and is not continuing to carry on-----I have been involved with more than one race car, and...
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    The 1 inch tubes are .095 wall with 3/4 threads...

    The 1 inch tubes are .095 wall with 3/4 threads while 7/8 tubes are .083 with 5/8 thread-----and heims with 3/4 thread mounted in double sheat are lots different than TIE ROD joints with 5/8 thread....
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    Seth---------you are mis reading the issue...

    Seth---------you are mis reading the issue ---------its not about the threads of a heim joint against the threads of a tie rod end----------its about the threaded tube they are screwed into-------the...
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    So, is this the swedged tubes you used? ...

    So, is this the swedged tubes you used? http://www.allstarperformance.com/specSheets/pdf/1711.pdf

    And since you used 5/8 threaded ones, they are short?
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    Ryan you have misread what I probably haven't...

    Ryan you have misread what I probably haven't written too well---If this site would ever get where I could post pictures as I want, I could better illustrate the points that I think are failure...
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    I believe they were -might have been military but...

    I believe they were -might have been military but aircraft had them on every moving part------



    Tie rod ends were developed for tie rods--------steering--------

    Not suspension components ...
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    http://www.clubhotrod.com/attachments/hot-rod-buil...

    http://www.clubhotrod.com/attachments/hot-rod-build-logs/68766d1510877045-low-budget-t-bucket-pickup-7-640x480-.jpg
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    Seth-Its not about the differance in the...

    Seth-Its not about the differance in the threads-------its about where the threds are screwed into the tube--------the failure will occur at the end of the threaded shank of the tie rod end in the...
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    Tie rods were designed for steering loads not...

    Tie rods were designed for steering loads not vehicle acceration and stopping loads ----anybody that thinks you have as much force thru your steering wheel as compared to any v8 engine torque/hp...
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    I'm retired United pilot

    I'm retired United pilot
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    Steve--------I think you have been doing some...

    Steve--------I think you have been doing some fabulos work/design-----------your choice of materials and some methods are just not what I'd do--------but I do believe that your use of those tie rods...
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    his choice of materials-Black iron pipe???? Tie...

    his choice of materials-Black iron pipe???? Tie rod ends on 4 bar links??? Single shear mounting of links???
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    I hope none of my family realives or friends are...

    I hope none of my family realives or friends are ever on the same road as you
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    There is a very basic issue with radiator...

    There is a very basic issue with radiator height---and it isn't just how the vehicle looks from the side-and its an issue whether or not you use an electric or mechanical fan-----------with a top...
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    After reading dozens of comments over the years...

    After reading dozens of comments over the years about FLAT-------an old flywheel is a very good item around that welding area----plus the recessed center is handy to have for things with projections...
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