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Ultradog MN    Posted 03-03-2020 at 21:04:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Source for odd ball tie rod ends
  • Not an N but a Ford and there's a lot of knowledge here.
    I need to source some tie rod ends for the 4200 power steering cylinders I'm working on.
    CNH has mostly discontinued any parts for the steering on these things and there's nothing aftermarket for them.
    I measured them up and went through the paper catalogue at Napa and went through the paper Moog catalogue at another independent parts store but nothing even close at either place.
    Do you guys have any other ideas where a guy might look?
    Thanks.

    Jock(OR)    Posted 03-07-2020 at 00:31:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Source for odd ball tie rod ends
  • If you could give some dimensions it might help. Thread sizes, tapers, etc. to help compare.

    Unfortunately, engineers tend to specify something unique for many reasons. Not the least of which is the desire of management to make it hard or impossible for the customer to source parts except from the dealer.

    mhb@ufe    Posted 03-04-2020 at 08:39:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Source for odd ball tie rod ends
  • Sparex offers 1 of them dependent on the year of your tractor. Haven't found any others.

    Mark

    Ultradog MN    Posted 03-04-2020 at 18:18:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Source for odd ball tie rod ends
  • Many thanks Mark!
    Mine is a 1966. The upper one at the link should fit.
    The lower one is mostly correct except I will need to make a bushing to convert the taper to straight.
    The steering on this tractor has taken a bit of work to get it fixed up. Most of the parts are NLA so you have to make things for it.

    mhb@ufe    Posted 03-04-2020 at 18:37:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I understand what your going through. My oldest tractor is a 1921 Fordson and my newest is a 1986 Ford 1910. Parts availability is a big problem for those of us that like to keep the old tractors going.

    Mark

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