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I cleaned up my K frame yesturday and found this, where the pivot pin for the LCA goes into the K frame it looks like someone welded a washer onto the K, probobly to fix a enlarged hole or something, but what makes me wonder even more is what looks like a metal, almost barrel shaped spacer between the LCA and K frame itself, is this normal or should I look for another K? Here's a couple pics..


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Another pic, arrow points to the spacer ???

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Does anyone have a factory v8 K they could grab some measurements off for me? I want to atleast know if this thing is bent or what ever, seems like it might have come off a wrecked car, the mount for the steering box is cracked which I can fix and there's a couple other things that have been fixed but I need to know if this thing is beyond useable, the red lines in the pic is the dimensions I need, those should be enough to let me tell if it's screwed or not...


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qkcuda said:
Ryan, check out some of the k member pics on the post about putting b body headers in an a body.
thanks guys, the spacer thats on mine is different though? maybe the pin is screwed?
 

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These are the measurements of a straight untouched spool type that I have.

left front to right front 32 3/16" c-c.
left rear to right rear 32 3/16" c-c
diagonals both ways 34 1/4"

Also, who did they have weld these? The welds on mine look like bird poop.

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Thanks guys, the more I look at this thing, the more I dislike it, I made a few phone calls and found one close by for a decent price, I keep finding more and more crap on this one that makes me want to not use it....Jamakin I would love an AlterK, but it's just not in the budget right now :-\
 
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I myself have welded washers around the pivot pin in order to prevent the tube's welds from breaking. It is a common enough thing to happen with any Mopar of that era. I would not chuck it out - look over the welds - are they solid? Was the alignment ok with the car - did it drive straight, not wear the tires funny?
 
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