I mentioned on the "What have you done..." thread I was adding a lower wishbone to my early axle. I had to shave a little off the perch nuts and grind the slots for the cotter pins some to allow for the thickness where it bolts to the axle. I noticed the cotter pin hole is almost 1/8" lower on one perch.
Also the tie rod is rubbing on the lower wishbone now. I "searched" for other threads on this but being a little dyslexic I gave up before I found comments on this. I'm not particularly worried about the rubbing but noticed some arrangements aren't as close as mine.
For what it's worth.
Since it's so close to being ok, I would just bend your spindle arms up a touch so that you aren't rubbing anymore. I don't think that will hurt anything and you can always get more spindle arms if you decide to go back the other way. (Or just leave it since it won't take much bend to get clear) That's just me though.
I used an early drag link to better clear on the right side.
Oh, duh, one more thing. When I went from a straight axle to one that had been lowered (the ends bent up and stretched out) I had all kind of clearance problems. I ended up swapping my spindle arms and turning them upside down. It was the only thing I had to change. Worked perfectly, maybe that would put your tie rod in a good spot? Just something to consider.
I have had two sets of early spring perch brackets. One pair had holes for oiling cups; the other pair did not. I can't remember which pair was longer, but there was a considerable difference in length. Even using the thinner nuts that were originally used on the driveshaft, one set would barely fully thread on, and the other set wouldn't even begin to catch all the threads.
The spindle arms for cars equipped with the lower wishbone have bends in them whereas the earlier spindle arms for the upper wishbones are straight.
Accessory lower wishbones typically have a dog leg in them to clear the spindle arms:
Thanks for the comments. I thought about bending the spindle arms but one has the speedometer mount and hole. I don't think the rubbing will hurt anything but the paint and there always seems to be oil on the tie and radius rods.
Ricks - Is it possible to see a picture of that setup?
Sorry, Dan, I meant early tie rod with the ball centered, and not offset by the clamp bolt.