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    helpp need to find a new rag joint

    Found out the rubber in my rag joint split and the car is all over the road i called advanced and ford I can't find one anyone know where I can get one asap

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    Replace it with a flaming river steering u-joint. It will have much better steering feel, and you'll never have to worry about it again.

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    there won't be a direct replacement, but i know for a fact that you will find the new rubber in the HELP! section. I think they're dorman parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyMan View Post
    there won't be a direct replacement, but i know for a fact that you will find the new rubber in the HELP! section. I think they're dorman parts.
    I think they only sell two sizes, which are both wrong.

    Junkyard or Flaming River, etc. The Flaming River rag joints (if they have one that fits) are like $100.
    God bless!!!

    1990 SC auto ... red outside, gray cloth inside ... ~205,000 miles (and climbing) ... driven daily!

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    Alirght ill pick up a flaming river one

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_Mazza View Post
    I think they only sell two sizes, which are both wrong.

    Junkyard or Flaming River, etc. The Flaming River rag joints (if they have one that fits) are like $100.

    Do you know the part number of the Flaming River joints? I called them and they couldn't give me any info on which fit.

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    Search Flaming River.

    http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...=flaming+river

    Regards

    Sean
    '91 White 5-Speed

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    You know, I just checked their site ... I think maybe they don't offer the proper rag joint. I thought they did.

    We need a 3/4-36 connection at the rack, and a 3/4-DD stub shaft on the other end.

    I am only seeing a 3/4-30 rack connection on the Flaming River rag joints with a stub shaft. There being no way to convert the splined connection, it might be better to get something like this Borgeson:

    http://www.borgeson.com/xcart/catalo...4DD-p-595.html

    And put a stub shaft in.
    God bless!!!

    1990 SC auto ... red outside, gray cloth inside ... ~205,000 miles (and climbing) ... driven daily!

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    Here is the flaming river joint. In addition to this, you will need a small length of 3/4 DD steering shaft a few inches long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMikeyL View Post
    Here is the flaming river joint. In addition to this, you will need a small length of 3/4 DD steering shaft a few inches long.
    I'm not seeing the link. I don't know if the problem is on my end or if you left it out.

    I know the U-joint is available. But the rag joint seems to be something that Flaming River doesn't carry in the right size.
    God bless!!!

    1990 SC auto ... red outside, gray cloth inside ... ~205,000 miles (and climbing) ... driven daily!

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    Sorry, forgot to paste the link. Here it is.

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fla-fr2515dd

    And yes, this is for the U-joint, not the rag joint.

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    it seems to me that we used to get a new rubber piece and instal it into a rag jt. I bet you can find that in an after market stiffer material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8ghost View Post
    it seems to me that we used to get a new rubber piece and instal it into a rag jt. I bet you can find that in an after market stiffer material.
    It should be pretty simple. For whatever reason, the right diameter one is not available. Very annoying.
    God bless!!!

    1990 SC auto ... red outside, gray cloth inside ... ~205,000 miles (and climbing) ... driven daily!

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