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Rag Joint
« on: July 11, 2016, 07:32:52 AM »
Anyone have a good part number for a rag joint (steering coupler) for a 1979 trans am WS6 with power steering?  I have bought a couple different ones listed for my vehicle and they have both been wrong (too big)


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Re: Rag Joint
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 08:40:54 AM »
I went through this a while back, I bought one for my 78 and I bought one that was for a 79 and they look to be diff, the middle PC just may be opened more, not sure.  I haven't put the GM one on my car, the one one I picked up doesn't have a box so I don't know the brand.  The GM one was still avail at the dealer when I bought one.  The part # should be in my rag joint thread.   With pics.   
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Re: Rag Joint
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 08:45:37 AM »
The one you put on - did you have to press the whole thing off the shaft and replace the whole joint or did you grind the rivets off and replace them with nuts/bolts and re-use the part that is pressed onto the shaft?



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Re: Rag Joint
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 08:46:46 AM »
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Re: Rag Joint
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 08:55:09 AM »
Here's my thread with the pics

http://unitedf-body.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=3384.0


Thanks.  I bought that one from NPD (C-6525-4A) and it was too big.  I looked at the specs on the GM one and it doesn't match the measurements for the one on my car.  The bolt spacing center to center and the total OD are larger than what is on the car.

Which one did you end up putting on your car?




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Re: Rag Joint
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 08:59:53 AM »
Maybe I should try the C-6525-6A it says its for a 78?
https://www.npdlink.com/store/products/firebird_coupling_steering_joint_p_s-196362-1811.html

Ok, I just ordered this one so we'll see what the F*ck happens.  Stupid little things like this drive me nuts.

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Re: Rag Joint
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 02:01:05 PM »
I showed both to my mechanic he's not sure either , I haven't had it done yet. There's a safety in our so they don't fail completely like the older ones do, so it hasn't been a priority. 
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Re: Rag Joint
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2016, 01:28:55 PM »
Maybe I should try the C-6525-6A it says its for a 78?
https://www.npdlink.com/store/products/firebird_coupling_steering_joint_p_s-196362-1811.html

Ok, I just ordered this one so we'll see what the Phuc happens.  Stupid little things like this drive me nuts.


Ok this part showed up and this is the correct part.  NPD's website had these listed wrong.  The finish is also much nicer than the one pictured on their website.

You need to grind the 2 rivets that go through the piece that is pressed onto the shaft from the factory and re-use that part.  They include nuts/bolts to replace the rivets.