Cross Link interchange

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Cross Link interchange

Postby EagleFish » Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:51 pm

Is there a difference between a manual steering cross link and a power steering cross link?
Do they interchange?

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Postby vega_guy_76 » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:40 pm

There is a difference between the two. It has to do with the spacing of the holes for the pitman arm and tie rod ends on one side. It's roughly a 1" difference between the two. As for interchanging... one will "work" in place of the other, but the geometry is not correct. I've got two of each sitting in my garage, I just can't remember which is which. lol

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Postby astreformula » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:47 am

Charlie is correct. The power steering center link is 1 inch longer on the side where the pitman arm attaches. FYI the power steering center link is still available from Schucks on the westcoast. Ordered one last week.

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Postby monzaaddict » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:50 am

Actually it depends on which manual box you are converting from. If it is the small Vega box that you are converting from to power steering then you need a new centerlink. If you are converting from the Monza/cosworth steering box to power steering then the centerlink is the same. Moog centerink part numbers - Vega ds819
Monza/Cosworth - ds889.
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Postby astreformula » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:12 pm

Opps, I screwed up. I took a look at both the manual and ps center link and realized I had gotten it reversed from my previous post. The ps is the shorter one. The moog box says ds889 for the ps and ds 816 for manual steering.

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