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Old 02-19-2017, 05:16 PM
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Does anyone have a favorite choice for a Pittman arm puller?
(or one to be avoided)?
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Old 02-19-2017, 06:54 PM
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The conical type for what I think your application to be. I didn't have one, but realized this is the one I saw somewhere for '58-60 Thunderbird's.

I modified (ground down) a puller because the base of most of these are too thick to fit over the ball. I was replacing the power steering control valve. It's a bugger.
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Does anyone have a favorite choice for a Pittman arm puller?
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Mine was rust-seized on. Read what I had to do to remove it. A lesser puller would never had done it.
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:03 PM
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you had some good fun there!!!

any reason to believe the Lisle puller would not be a good fit for the '58?
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It's made for Ford trucks. As I discussed earlier it barely fit, meaning that the diameter of the arm on my car at the pinion is smaller than the tool is designed for. I just measured the jaw spacing of the tool, it's 1-23/32", so as long as the OD of your arm is bigger than that it should work.
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I did check them but could not find anything that said
they went back to the 1958-60 TBirds. Do you know if they refurbish those years as well?

(I think I saw a $350 core deposit . . .)

thanks for your time and help!

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I have a used steering box from a '58 Bird John if still interested . Also have other '58 parts like interior trim from H'Top etc.
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