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Installing Rack and Pinion on 70 Camaro

I have a 70 camaro small block with PS. I want to eliminate the PS completels. Mostly to eliminate the weight and the pump. How much trouble is it to install one of the aftermarket rack and pinion steerings I see all over National Dragster?
What other issues will I have to conted with other than mounting the rack and pinion onto the car? Steering Column? Old steering box? Tie rods?


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Bumpsteer and alignment will be the biggies..getting that part right is vital..

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How much trouble is it to install one of the aftermarket rack and pinion steerings I see all over National Dragster?

I would be concerned that the rack and pinion would NOT be strong enough for street use.....Make sure the parts are street friendly.......not just weight saving " Race Only " stuff.....

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Onemoretime is right yet again. At the risk of appearing rude, if you don't want to measure bump steer, scrub radius etc, don't change a part.
Racks can be nervous at speed(over140mph), I know that porsche Chev and Ford have been using them for years but if you drive a box v rack Benz, Bmw, Holden, Chev or Ford you will find the later cars have more steering response - at the cost of high speed stability.
If weight is the issue (drag car?) go manual box with a ratio 24:1 or higher and wave to the crowd through the traps.
Racks like McPherson struts are cheap and light - thats all.
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