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Username Post: Pitman Arms        (Topic#363141)
NOVA447 
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NOVA447
Loc: Vienna, Virginia
Reg: 01-12-13
11-01-20 01:16 PM - Post#2806782    

The pitman arm used on 62 cars and 63-67 cars with power steering is different than the one used on 63-66 non-P/S cars. What is the difference?? (Hopefully one can distinguish them at a glance.) I am adding P/S to my 64 and need to find the correct pitman arm.
Thanks,
John



 


docjns1 
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Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 11-12-19
11-01-20 07:49 PM - Post#2806812    
    In response to NOVA447

I don't know whether there's a visually noticeable difference but I've attached the parts listing with P#s. Note also the center link (Drag Link or Relay Rod as GM called it) are different as well for those years. Hopefully you can find what you need based on casting or part#. When converting my '65 Impala I had a similar issue and was able to find the correct NOS arm on eBay. P/S arm for mine was about 1/4" longer than the non P/S one....without having them side by side I doubt one would have been able to tell the difference.

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Steve
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'65 Impala SS, Crocus Yellow/blk
327 / 300 L74
M11 3 on the tree
12 bolt 3.31 open dif


 
NOVA447 
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NOVA447
Loc: Vienna, Virginia
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11-01-20 08:10 PM - Post#2806816    
    In response to docjns1

Steve,
Thanks very much for the info. I have all the P/S parts except the Pitman arm. But now I don't know if I have a 62 or 63-7 P/S relay rod. I hadn't checked my parts books on that item so didn't realize they were different. Glad you brought it to my attention.
John



 
docjns1 
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docjns1
Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 11-12-19
11-02-20 05:14 PM - Post#2806882    
    In response to NOVA447

Glad I could help John. Assumed you had the original non P/S set up, and the drag link (the term as I learned it) was an afterthought.

Steve
*********
'65 Impala SS, Crocus Yellow/blk
327 / 300 L74
M11 3 on the tree
12 bolt 3.31 open dif


 


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