Re: Upper Ball Joint Install
what kind of ball joints are you using?
i used Moog when i did my Nova, and everything fit without any modifications at all. the grade 8 1/4" bolts that came with them fit right into the 1/4" holes in the upper arm with the boot and sleeve going on from the bottom side.
however, my cousin used some imported crap that came with a cheap kit on his 69 Camaro, and the holes in the upper arms all had to be drilled out for the slightly larger metric hardware, and the big big studs that go thru the spindle needed a washer under the metric nut to get the metric nut to tighten down. the lower bal joints didn't seem to have as much of an interference fit as they should, either.
the tie rods also didn't thread into the Hotchkis adjuster sleeves he wanted to use, but the stock tie rods fit fine.
you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.
wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?