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Old 07-02-2017, 09:16 PM   #41
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The value of OEM 55-57 pitman arms just shot up dramatically.
They guy on ebay I bought mine from is now out. His last one just went.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:58 PM   #42
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They guy on ebay I bought mine from is now out. His last one just went.
The word is getting out, Finally.
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I installed the original 487 pitman arm that I bought on ebay yesterday. All went well. Luckily, I had a new felt grease seal to use for it. The seal that came with the 2009 CPP arm didn't fit and was kind of crappy anyway.
I did have to re-center the steering wheel. It was a little off going down the road compared to where it was with the CPP arm on it. Shows that the CPP unit's shape was a little different. Also, the CPP arm would touch my headers on a full left turn. With the original arm on there it does not touch.

So here's photos of the 2009 CPP arm I removed. I had put 11K miles on it while on the car.







As you can see, mine does not have the flaw that Bruce's 2009 arm has. The ball is tight against the casting all the way around.

Is mine safe? I don't know. I don't know how that flanged plug or whatever it is on the bottom side is attached. Since there hasn't been a single report of one of these failing, my guess is that it is safe. But, that's a guess just the same and a part I don't want to have to guess on.

When the first and subsequent failures of the newer CPP arm were reported, I still felt safe with mine. I only started questioning it when Bruce showed the flaw in his 2009 arm. It made me question the quality control that went into whoever produced these for CPP.

Btw, the off-center drilling of the splined hole for the steering box connection isn't a flaw. The original 487 castings are the same way.
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I contacted the sales department of the rebuilt company and they stated they sell rebuilt Borgeson arms and cores are getting hard to fined and they may not have any in stock.

I sure wish CPP would define the production dates that are known to be bad and what they are going to do quickly. IS that so hard to do?
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