I am looking for a pitman arm, I have a 79 scout p/s box and 1970 fj40 stock tie rod end, it needs to be flat or have a slight bend down and be around 7" long, I would like to know what pitman arm I should be loooking for. Thanks.
I'm not sure how many turns there are in a Scout box from lock to lock. Length of pitman arm is relative to number of turns in the box. Count your total number of turns, including fractions, PM me and we'll get to the bottom of it.
The turns of the box have nothing to do with the length of arm that you want
you want it to match the lenth of the knuckle arm as closely as reasonable.
the scout arm is over 9 inches long.. much too long. it will run your axles to the stops in 2.5 turns ( the scout box is 4.25+ lock to lock in the box.
the arms on the larger jeeps... old school wagonneers and full size cherokees... J20s.... they work well.
You can also cut and shorten the scout arm. this lets you add a dogleg to match the angle of the knuckle arm of you need to for a double knuckle arm or any other setup that connects to the knuckle arm with the draglink.
You want very little drop to keep it as far as possib;e from the leaf springs.