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Old 07-06-2009, 05:36 PM
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Mustang II pinion shaft extension?

Hi All,
I have a mustang II rack. When I put the steering u-joint onto the spline it hits the cross member. The pinion shaft is 5 inches. Does anyone know if there is an extension that can be added to this to clear the cross member ? I would prefer not to notch out the cross member if possible.

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Do you have the 5/8" thick Spacers installed at mounting bushings?
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All I have are the new bushings. If I add spacers won't it move it back even further?
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Mustang II rack has to be mounted forward of the spindle centerline or the wheels will steer opposite of the steering wheel. You are mounted in front of the crossmember, right??
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I am bolted in the front. I have a picture but not sure how to upload it. I wonder if the bolt holes are slotted. I have not really checked that out. I will have to take the rack off and see.I either need the rack to move 1/2" towards the passenger side or have the pinion shaft an 1 1/2" longer.
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This doesn't sound right. I would suggest calling the manufacturer of your crossmember first.
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If you go to the Classified under the Suspension heading ....I have a Rack picture there......the Spacers are shown on the mounting bolts. Is this the setup you have? (ignore the "power" part)
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yes same setup minus the spacers you have on the bolts.
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Since you don't have the spacers, why don't you try a couple stacks of washers adding up to 5/8" thick and remount the Rack to see if that solves you clearance issue. I think it just might.
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Thanks i will give that a try and let you know what happens.
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where do you get the spacers and is that the exact name for them?
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I got them with the Rack as an Installation Kit from TCI (CPP).
2 mounting bolts, 2 mounting washers, 2 spacers, 2 Nylon-inserted mounting nuts, 2 Bushing inserts, 2 bushings, 2 Inner tie rod ends, 2 tierod end nuts, 2 tierod end jam nuts, 2 crown nuts, 2 cotter pins.
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