Hi there, just received my IPD new centre link for my 73 144 and it is significantly longer than the one I just took out, fortunately I can reuse my old one and change over the rod ends but am a bit bemused, we’re there two different sizes?
Refer to 1973 parts catalog, Grupp 6, Page 16 and drawing KA 6617.
There are two types of tie rod - ALT 1 and ALT 2.
ALT 1 type has a male threaded ball joint which fits into a female thread on the tie rod.
ALT 2 type has a male threaded tie rod, which fits onto a female thread at the ball joint.
Both should be adjustable for length at one end.