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silver442 06-29-2011 10:41 AM

39 ford rack
 
Recently purchaced a new flaming river rack at local swap meet with the plan of replacing the power rack in my 39 ford coupe.
After removing existing rack have found that the fittings are different,but more importantly the fastening points are 15&1/2 centre to centre as opposed to 16 inches on the existing ford rack.talked to local supplier and all their info showed 15&1/2 as well.
The existing unit has Ford on it as well as several numbers.
I believe car was built 20-30 years ago.
Can anyone advise what this rack is out of so i may find replacement? thanks and regards,Silver 442

OneMoreTime 06-29-2011 11:06 AM

if your parts guy has those numbers he may be able to reference those to the proper part..

Sam

silver442 06-29-2011 02:58 PM

Numbers read over phone did not seem to help
Talked to an allignment guy today this may be a Pinto Rack????????

Centerline 06-29-2011 05:43 PM

Ford used a couple different racks back then. One was a Ford built unit and the other was a TRW unit. They had different power steering fitting sizes and may have different mount spacing as well.

You probably need to identify which unit was on the car first. Also identifying who's Mustang II IFS unit is on the car might help too. There are a lot of bozo's making Mustang II IFS systems and all are not created equally.

Good luck.

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S10xGN 06-29-2011 06:24 PM

T-Bird racks had a different center-to-center dimension from the MII racks...

Russ

timothale 06-29-2011 06:36 PM

fox rack?
 
I think fox body racks are very similar but spacing is a little different. It seems like I have seen bushings with holes off set so to be able to swap out various ratio racks the racers use

454 Rattler 06-29-2011 07:41 PM

From what I remember, the 15&1/2 is a newer Rack. The 16" is the older rack for the Mustang II.

Someone does offer the offset bushings to make either one fit. Google "offset mounting bushings" or try this number...UNI 8021520. Those are what are in my notes but I don't remember which shop the info came from. SORRY !

Just keep looking. You'll find the parts.


454 RATTLER

Centerline 06-29-2011 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timothale
I think fox body racks are very similar but spacing is a little different. It seems like I have seen bushings with holes off set so to be able to swap out various ratio racks the racers use

Speedway Motors has them specifically made for adapting the 15 1/2" rack to a Mustang II IFS. $25 for the set.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/T-Bird...ngs,51390.html

http://static.speedwaymotors.com/RS/...L_1549c196.JPG

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