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Old 12-18-2002, 09:08 PM
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I want to change my steering over to rack and pinion.The car is a 1956 Fairlane.Has anyone out there done this before?Fatmans sells a kit to do it,does anyone have experience with one of these kits?I have swapped in a 351w with EFI and C6 tranny.I was hoping for some more rome for headers vs standard box.Also in process of installing Granada disc brakes.Does anyone have any experience with this steering?

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[quote]Also in process of installing Granada disc brakes.<hr></blockquote>

If you are planning on installing a MUST II/PINTO rack and pinion steering assembly, you must use that spindle (front steer) as the GRANADA is rear steer.

The MUST II also is limited to a 9" rotor so a GRANADA rotor is used to upgrade to 11" rotors. The most popular caliper kit for this upgrade is from a {{{{{shudder}}}}} CHEVROLET , so if you are wanting to keep it all Blue Oval, you will have to fabricate or have someone fabricate front caliper mounts to fit preferably a four piston caliper.

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I am not planning on going to the mustang II.The kit they sell retains the steering in the same position behind the front cross member,and uses the factory I.F.S.Just wondering if someone has tried one of these units?

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I just dug out my Fatman's catalogue to see what he offered and it looks like you will be mounting a 89 and up Cavalier power rack and pinion, using your stock tierod ends. I don't see any mention of the Grenada disc brake conversion, but should be ok. Call Fatmans and talk to them. They can answer your questions. I have two vehicles with their products in them and I like the way they do business. Just completed a Grenada powerdisc/powersteering conversion on a 66 Mustang and it was challanging without any kit parts!!!

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It can be done. It's not something that alot of people want to do. It takes alot of work.
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Lou,ARE the results worth the effort,as compared to stock steering?
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I think so, but with a car that heavy you want to think about a power rack. I have a friend of mine who also does chassis work he put a rack on a 50 chevy truck and it made a world of difference. I'm doing a 57 Fairlane for a guy now. It's getting a front end from a Winston cup car and a rack. If you just want to go disc brakes go to dropnstop.com they have spindles for you car

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