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Rag Joint problem

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I am trying to install an NOS rag joint on my 68 SS with power steering.
It does not seem to fit over the spline shaft that comes out of the steering box.
I have spread the "ears" out and it still wont go on the shaft.
The only thing I can think of is if there is a difference in the size of the female opening between a non power steering rag joint and one for with power steering.
Am I correct here or do I just have to stretch it out more?

Are there any other differences between the two?
Also, I saw another rag joint that had a wire connector built into it.
I am assuming this is for grounding purposes and wonder if it is required?
Thanks for the help,
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I believe power steering and manual steering use different splines. The ground wire is for the horn.
Those rag joints go for a pretty penny. Watch e-bay also...I think there is a guy who rebuilds them as original also on ebay.
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