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Old 02-12-2011, 06:21 AM
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37 Dodge Rack & Pinion on Straight Axle

I would like to install a power R & P on my 37 Dodge. The car has a Chevy SB with the original steeling box and setup. I would like to keep the straight axle. I'm a newbie at this kind of thing and would like to hear from someone who has installed one, I have been told that there are two ways of to go about it. Either axle mount or frame mount. Would the Dodge have different issues for installation compared to other cars ??

Also I would like to install disk brakes. All the sites I have visited talk about machining the spindles. Is there an aftermarket company making direct fit kits for the 37 ???

Any info would be greatly appreciated !!!


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I have done Must ll to a tube axle. The biggest problem with axle mounted systems is. There has to be a "slip" joint in the steering shaft. I just used a GM double"D" shaft. But had to service it a couple of times. Pre mature wear because the GM shaft is not made for constant length movement.

I have done a frame mounted GM Cobalt unit on a model "A" Ford. The unit must be parallel with the axle steering arms at ride height. To avoid excessive bump steer.
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if you need to read about go to the steeroids website ...i put this system on my vette i think its made by speed direct.
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