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Old 09-02-2013, 08:31 AM
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Advise on t bucket steering

I just purchased a t bucket body, frame and radiator cowl. I'm planning on installing a Ford 351w, c-4 trans and 9" rear end from a Lincoln Versailles which I already have. I feel like using a manual rack and pinion for my steering with coil over shocks instead of the traditional Vega box. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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Use whatever you can make work. That is how the TBuckets got started.
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If you're running a straight axle I say NO R&P , I know some have done it & think it's fine , but bumpsteer issue's are there whether "they" believe it or not , vega box can be used as cross steer or side delivery , the most popular T steering box is still reversed corvair side delivery .
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You can go with the unisteer box which is set up for a cross link steering but that will not be "traditional"

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You need to consider the location of the oil filter on your 351W. Sticks out right where you want to hook up your steering.
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You need to consider the location of the oil filter on your 351W. Sticks out right where you want to hook up your steering.

There are several very easy ways around that oil filter - the SVT 90* adapter, a much thinner filter, i.e. WIX 51311 or 51335 and a then a remote oil filter can be plumbed in instead. No problem.

Oh and 351W powered 'buckets - this was mine with a very warm 351W, now living 'elsewhere':



The tried and proven reversed Corvair box works well instead of trying to invent something new and basically untried:

Flaming River FR1541 New Reversed Corvair Steering Box - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop
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I have seen a 27 T in Florida that has a rack in front of the axle.It looks like a front bumper!! In my opinion it is ridiculous,but the owner drives the hell out of it and seems to have no issues with it. I used a reversed corvair on my T-bucket,it looks traditional to me.
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My thoughts...... a R&P steering setup on a T bucket would just look too bulky and there's really no need for it. You can buy new Corvair steering boxes on ebay from a guy named "arpy" for $175, you will have to buy the pitman arm seperately. The infamous T bucket has been built in a million variations but the cleanest and best looking is the example in "Irelands child" post. The 351W would be a great engine for the car, you wouldn't have to do much to it to scare the chit out of yourself when you legged it.
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Reversed corvair is the way to go... I used one on this build...


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