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When I did my last rebuild of ne of my b-series tractors I bought replacement ball joints (154301) from Jacks Small engine. One just snapped along with the steering arm.. I went to Jacks website and the ball joint is NLA, they do carry the steering arm. Does anyone know of any replacement parts available for the ball joints?

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The suggested replacement part #1686929SM is available as a Snapper part; but expensive at Jack's

And the newer tractor ball joint part #164272 is still available but probably a difference size since it doesn't supersede to the 1686929SM part #.

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I bought replacements through McMaster Carr. They were under $6.00 apiece - well cheaper than OEM or Snapper parts. I will keep you posted as to how they compare to the originals after they arrive

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quote:I convert mine to Heim joints with a through bolt to attach to the control arms. They last longer and have less play for the same cost.id="quote">

Have a part number?

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Actually it was so long ago I don't remember what the threading was. Dave, What was the shank thread(to the drag link)? The pivot hole of the heim joint is a little less critical since it is a through bolt. Pretty soon my HB will need those fitted since it still has the stock ones.

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