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In Topic: 69 510 steering arm help, 11mm vs 14mm ball joints

07 March 2018 - 12:17 PM

Just wanted to tie out my little ball joint tangent.  The 11mm ball joints ordered from dapsupply.net fit like a charm.  They're also manufactured by 555 to boot.  I'm learning quickly to say "no" to autozone parts whenever possible.

In Topic: 69 510 steering arm help, 11mm vs 14mm ball joints

02 March 2018 - 07:21 PM

In case anyone was wondering, the “11mm” Duralast lower ball joints from Autozone do not fit the 69 steering arms. Although the threads fit through the hole, the shoulder is too big. Back they go.

Ordered 11mm ball joints from dapsupply. Hopefully they fit.

In Topic: R200 LSD Sanity Check

05 February 2018 - 08:46 AM

His response

Thank you for the information. We have a 30 day warranty or exchange policy. Since its been several months there is no longer any remaining warranty. We are resellers of these parts and there is no way for us to test a differential. The supplier we purchased this from is out of the county for a few weeks. I will see what he says, however since its been so long there is no way to verify this information, but I will try. Sorry about that.


This is terrible...

In Topic: 69 510 steering arm help, 11mm vs 14mm ball joints

31 January 2018 - 11:05 AM

If you want to keep your 11mm steering arms, i think Autozone has lower ball joints that may fit.  Part number is FA2026.  The website is a little weird, if you designate your vehicle as a 1969 model, the description won't indicate that its 11mm.  But if you designate your vehicle as 1973 for example, the description notes that this part is 11mm.  Part # FA1044 is the 14mm version.


I haven't tried them yet so I'm not positive if they work, but it is on the list of things to try.  



Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread, but I'm faced with the same problem. Have 11mm steering arms, need to fit them on 14mm ball joints and can't find a used set for the 14mm ball joints.

Reese, did you follow through with reaming the tapered holes and did it work? TIA!

In Topic: What did you do to your dime today?

31 January 2018 - 10:53 AM

Installed a steering box brace as well as a brake master cylinder brace, can't wait to see if there is a noticeable difference in steering and brake feel.  Also wired up the front side markers.