I'm restoring a 12' Touring and have the correct timer rod swivel joint that goes on the bottom of the steering column. I do have the linkage rod, but it's really bent up and the threads are messed up where it would screw into the swivel joint. I measured and can buy the 7/32 rod and have a 12 -28 die to thread the rod. Does anyone have a drawing or good picture of what the original rod looked like? also does anyone know the correct type of 12-28 nut (plain hex or castle nut?) that went on the swivel joint? I see where it's drilled for a cotter pin. I also need the same info for the carb rod to the column. Thanks, any help is appreciated! Bob
According to the original Ford print the swivel and rod thread is 7/32-32.
Ron the Coilman
You may want to discuss this with John Regan. He will know about the type of nut and shape of the rod.
Thanks Ron, you are correct, I measured again with a 10X loop! I did as you suggested and called John, he set me straight! Hope to see you in Hershey.
I use a coil nut to lock the swivel in place after adjustment. I have one here that had vibrated to the point it will no longer hold the swivel on!
Thanks Larry, I ended up getting some from Gail Rodda, he makes them from steel.