Reproduction pivot pin for the Mercury Cougar or Ford Mustang / Thunderbird equipped with a tilt / tilt away column. This is a pressed pin with a flange and 2 - 4 are required per car. Pin is custom made on short runs and is very difficult to find. .001 undersized, and with 8/32 threads instead of 6/32 like the originals. Newer pin removal tools will fit.
Replaces Ford part # C7SZ-3D739-A.
Removing pivot pins on 67 - 69 tilt away columns:
Work on the upper knuckle pivot pins as there is room to drive the pins through if you need to.
Use a 6/32 high tensile strength bolt or tool. DO NOT remove bottom the screw! Odds are you will break the screw in the attempted removal of the pin. You can then take a 9/64 drill and and tap to 8/32 and try to remove. If that does not work, grind the head off and drive the pivot pin through using a 1/4 inch punch or smaller.
*NOTE* For tilt column service, you can contact Tony Augustine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tony is a trusted colleague of WCCC and we've sent many customers his way since our column specialist retired last year.