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Old 08-30-2004, 11:45 PM
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mustang II/ thunderbird rack question

Another new guy question.

I read on speedwaymotors.com that the power steering rack they sell for an aftermarket mustang II crossmember is from an 82-88 thunderbird. I was just wanting to know if any body in here had used a thunderbird rack before on their projects.

The project is a 50 chevy pickup with a fatman fab crossmember if that is any help (or if it matters).

Any feedback is greatly appriciated.

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Old 08-31-2004, 05:44 AM
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I am using one in 50 Chevy pickup that I am building. I do not yet have it running, but if I understand correctly it is a better power rack than the MII and they will almost interchange, I am using a stock MII cross member and I had to elongate one of the mounting holes by about a quarter of on inch and use the MII tie rod ends.
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thanks EBlack

Hey thanks man. I was looking for a little info before I start buying parts. That was just what I needed. Thanks
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Let me know how you like the Fatman Cross Member. They make one to fit a 36 Pontiac which is going to be the next project.
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There are 2 power-steering racks for those T-birds. The one found in '87-'88 V8 Sports & Turbo Coupes is a faster-ratio rack than the one in the standard T-birds, and I believe it requires a different pump also.
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Jim Fulco do you know what the turn to turn is on both of the racks. As far as the pump goes can you use a chevy pump with a RB's pressure washer kit, or what ever they call it !!
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I have a 74-78 Mustang II rack in my 54 and it is too sensitive for me. Fatman recommended a 79-93 Mustang rack which is not as sensitive and uses a regular GM pump with no problems. Other people say the T-Bird rack was designed for a heavier car and also works with a GM pump. I think I am going to use what Fatman recommends as I have their crossmember and they should know what works. Hopefully this will "steer" you in the right direction or just confuse you more. Let me know what you use and how it works in your truck.
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Just realized that this question was posted in 2004. I should have looked a little better at the big picture.
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