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dbm350
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« on: September 22, 2011, 01:15:42 PM »

            Ready to tighten the nut on the bottom of the frame bracket that holds the idler arm. I can't find a torque spec anywhere. Anybody nkow what it should be?    1966, V8, manual steering.      Thanks ,   Doug

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 02:03:42 PM »

For 1966, idler arm bracket to frame is 28-35 lb-ft. Pitman arm to idler arm rod is 60-80 lb-ft.

Or, you can use my tried-and-true method ... tighten it until it loosens, then back it off a quarter turn

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 02:16:04 PM »

     Kiwi,   Thank you for your response.  I guess I wasn't clear enough. I am talking about the nut that holds the idler arm to the bottom of the frame bracket. It tightens the idler arm up against the ribber bushing in the frame bracket. I found specs for everything else, but not that one.   Thanks,   Doug

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