Drag link geomerty

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Drag link geomerty

Post #1 by sprog777 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:28 pm

Does the center link on a 1966 mustang with power steering have a bow to the rear of the car or should it be straight. Right where the slave cylinder connects to center link it bows to the rear of the car. I don't know if it is bent there or made that way. If some one could measure from the the sway bar to the center link that would tell me if mine is bent. Any suggestions?

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Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:07 pm

sprog777 wrote:Does the center link on a 1966 mustang with power steering have a bow to the rear of the car or should it be straight. Right where the slave cylinder connects to center link it bows to the rear of the car. I don't know if it is bent there or made that way. If some one could measure from the the sway bar to the center link that would tell me if mine is bent. Any suggestions?


Yes the power steering center link is made to have a slight bow in it. This is needed to be able to provide enough clearance for the power assist cylinder to mount and operate. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: Drag link geomerty

Post #3 by sprog777 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:03 pm

I understand that it should have a slight bow but this is more than slight. I can see where there are marks on the center link like some one took a bfh to get the slave cylinder off. I am going to redo complete stock suspension and don't want to start out wrong. Maybe it is to much to ask someone to measure from center link to stock sway bar.
but I don't know how else to tell how bad the bend is.

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Post #4 by 65coupei6 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:36 pm

There are many pictures if you Google it. Will this help? http://www.stangerssite.com/centerlinks.html

If not you might as well spend the $100 and buy a new one if it 40 years old anyways.
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