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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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How hard should i torque the nut on the ilder arm and the nut on the pitman arm(the nuts that are connected to the centre link) and that big nut that connects the pitman arm to steering gear?

Im little confused about all the names these parts have, so i dont want to take s chance and twist of anything.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 05:26 PM
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Tighten the nuts at the center link to 30 - 40 foot pounds. If the cotter pin holes do not line up, continue to tighten until they do. The large pitman arm nut is torqued to 120 - 160.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 07:05 PM
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All are in foot pounds-ft
Steering gear mounting bolts-70 ft
Pitman Shaft Nut 140 ft
Steering Wheel nut 35 ft
" with tilt 1 ft
Steer coupling nut 18 ft
Steering coupler clamp bolts 30 ft
Tie Rod End nut 35 ft
Tie Rod Clamp nut 130 inch lb
Ball joint nut upper 50 ft
Ball joint nut lower 65 ft
Upper ball joint attach bolts (replacement) 25 ft (these replace the rivets holding the upper ball joint to A frame).
Steering arm attach nuts 85 ft
Lower control arm 85 ft
Upper control arm 50 ft
Collar bolts 45 ft (bolts that hold the large washer on the ends of the upper control arm shafts)
Brake anchor pin (drum) 130 ft
Brake andhor bolt (disc) 75 ft
Wheel stud (lug) nuts 65 ft

Pitman arm nut is 140 lbs anything at least 100 lbs is fine.
Mine was only about fifty lbs and lasted 30 years.

Check my web page for First Gen Camaro suspension info:
David's Motorsports page
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67 RS 327 Origonal owner. 69 Camaro Vintage Racer 65 Lola T-70 Chev 350 Can-Am Vintage Racer

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, now i know.

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