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Old 03-20-2013, 02:34 PM
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40 plymouth IFS

I have a 41 P11 resto with 318 and a 727. The IFS is servisable the original steering is lacking. I'm in the mood for rack and pinion but can't find anybody that makes the mounting hardware. This car is ALL MOPAR and will stay that way.

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Try looking at a Plymouth Acclaim/Dodge Spirit from the 90's for a rear steer rack and pinion assembly....You might have to fabricate the mounts yourself...no big deal...just be sure to overbuild for strength to prevent any surprises on the road....This should keep it all in the Mopar family.
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what is the ply acclaim rack like ?? inner or outer tie rods ? i have a 40 dodge with the cav rack and pinion,,,,fat man kit,,was installed when i bought the car,,,the rack is too far forward,,and needs to be repositioned,, i may look in to a different rack,,,thanks for any info
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40 Ply. r+p conversion

My car, 4dr. p-10, solid body but still a major project. Have a 318, 904, 83/4 rear ready to go. Center dumps directly over steering box. Have a set of rear dump exhaust manifolds but haven't mocked things up so I don't know if they will work. Would be happy with the stock steering box but..... this is why Ive been looking into r+p set-ups. My major question is why do you have to go to disc brakes ? I'm sure this will need a new mstr. cyl.,prop. valve, pedal set up, etc. etc. The job keeps growing !
Picked up a set of 15inch Mopar rally wheels; had to narrow them by 3/4 inch off the inside, hit the tie rod end hard and didn't want to use any spacers (tire rub).Rims are 7 inch, this way all the rims will look the same with trim rings and dog dish caps.(68 mopars I think).
Still need some pieces of beltline molding, top rt. grille molding, trunk hinges, and some other pieces. I'm sure there will be more as I go along.
Am anxious to get powered up, am tired of pushing it around.
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My car, 4dr. p-10, solid body but still a major project. Have a 318, 904, 83/4 rear ready to go. Center dumps directly over steering box. Have a set of rear dump exhaust manifolds but haven't mocked things up so I don't know if they will work. Would be happy with the stock steering box but..... this is why Ive been looking into r+p set-ups. My major question is why do you have to go to disc brakes ? I'm sure this will need a new mstr. cyl.,prop. valve, pedal set up, etc. etc. The job keeps growing !
Picked up a set of 15inch Mopar rally wheels; had to narrow them by 3/4 inch off the inside, hit the tie rod end hard and didn't want to use any spacers (tire rub).Rims are 7 inch, this way all the rims will look the same with trim rings and dog dish caps.(68 mopars I think).
Still need some pieces of beltline molding, top rt. grille molding, trunk hinges, and some other pieces. I'm sure there will be more as I go along.
Am anxious to get powered up, am tired of pushing it around.
I cant see why you would have to switch to disk brakes to convert to the rack and pinion,,,,but why would you not want to ?? there are kits,,and there are people that have made there own conversions useing off the shelf parts, that work perfect,,and cost way less then the bought kits,, thats if u have the ability and tools to make a few of the items needed,,,

wondering what you meen by you trimmed the rims your self ??
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40 Ply. R/P conversion

Thanks to fstfish66 for your response/ques. Bear with me, I'm new at this.Why no disc brakes; have 49 Chev w/drum, like them. Have 50 Chev. w/non pwr.disc/drum hate them. Got used to them after 14 yrs. Have too many projs. but thats not gonna change. May change my mind later but that'll be later. Cost/time enter into the equation also....
As for the wheels: I didn't narrow them myself. I do 90% of my own work and know when I need to seek professional help! A fabricator friend took my 15x7 Mopar Rally's and a pair of 15x5 1/2 Mopars I got off a junk late 60s/early 70s full size Mopar, cut them on his lathe, then welded the back half of the 51/2 rim to the front half of my rally rim, using a pipe "positioner", mig welder w/co2 gas.The results were a pair of 15x61/4 Mopar rims that no longer hit the tie rod end HARD! No wheel spacers needed; and all four rims look the same (are the same) on the outside.
A friend of mine with a 41 used spacers on his and had to deal with some serious tire rubbing. THanks again , 4950fmc Got a garage load of OOPSES!!!
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sounds like your idea of cutting and joining different rim halfs did what u needed,,,,thats american hot rodding,,,,
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