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Old 06-17-2006, 02:46 PM
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Can a power rack be used as a manual?

I have a Mustang II power rack. Can I use the rack as a manual? If so what would I need to do just cap off the fittings?

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Old 06-17-2006, 02:51 PM
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Yes you can BUT the effort to turn the wheels is very great ...
Go find a manual rack IMHO ...
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Old 06-17-2006, 04:00 PM
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Power rack as a manual would be harder to turn than a manual?
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OH Yes ..
Way more difficult.
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The first problem is that the power rack is a much higher ratio since it is designed to have help. A manual box is geared lower; sometimes like twice as slow as a power box.

I have a 12.5:1 box in a power-assist car, and a 20:1 box in a manual car, just for an example.
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Does that mean it won't hurt anything or be dangerous, just fast and hard?
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Old 06-18-2006, 10:54 PM
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Arm-strong steering?

I'd hate to be the ragjoint in that setup.

Going down the quarter mile you'd be fine, daily driver on the other hand......
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