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RE: Midget Tie Rod Ends

To: "John Roberts" <>,
Subject: RE: Midget Tie Rod Ends
From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 09:56:03 -0700

Sorry, but you did order the wrong part number.

The rack and pinion changed around about 1972 at the GAN5-114486 chassis

Your 1971 Midget would use the earlier 263-288 tie rod end pair which
have a 5/8 UNF thread, rather than the 668-040 set which have are


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of John Roberts
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 3:12 PM
Subject: Midget Tie Rod Ends

Hello Listers!

I just got in an order of tie rod ends!  I went to install them on my 71
Midget, and the bore was much too small to replace my current ones!

Did I order the wrong part?

I ordered a pair of part #668-040.  

The bags I got have part #668-047.

I looked on the Moss Site, and it has the #668-040 and #263-288.

My Questions:
1)  Did I just get the wrong part #?
2)  Is part #263-288 much larger than part #668-040?
3)  Did the DPO put in some kind of alien hybrid steering mechanism?

John Roberts
Birmingham, AL
71 Midget

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