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10-07-2012 02:52 PM
nunattax
mustangII rack

phonethe shop or e mail them.i found them helpfull with this stuff but they should have torque values on the instructions booklet
09-20-2012 08:53 PM
Cape Cod Bob
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatbob2 View Post
Hi,i have a Fatman Mustang 2 suspension in my 48 ford coupe,the rubber bellows on the R & P, fall apart in less than a year,(Probably chinese) where can i buy ones that will last awhile???
NAPA
09-20-2012 09:31 AM
454 Rattler It seems like we're kicking a dead horse again.

The question was asked 6 months ago and the OP never returned.

I wish people here would come back and tell us if the problem was fixed or not.
Maybe they could just say thanks.

Irelands child has the perfect answer for most situations.

Thanks !


454 RATTLER
09-19-2012 09:41 PM
Irelands child Why not just pick up the phone and CALL Fatman Fabrications instead of getting 'I Think' it should be ........

Their phone number is 1 704-545-0369
09-19-2012 08:12 PM
RatPin Those bushings are meant to spread when tightened down if I remember correctly. Torque them good. They should flatten to the size of that washer or more.
06-29-2012 09:45 AM
S10xGN The T-Bird rack in my Maverick (RCMotorsports front clip) has internal stops. To center everything up, I put everything together then turned it full left and measured from the inner tire to the frame rail. Now do the same for a full right turn. Once you have these measurements, you can adjust the inner tie-rod ends to make both sides even. After evening them up, you'll need to remove and reorient the steering wheel.

There are prolly other ways to get there, this worked best for me with minimal fuss...

Russ
06-29-2012 07:29 AM
V8Square
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Originally Posted by jfmmck View Post
No stops on the rack itself. I don't know where they are on the Fatman set up, I have a Heidt. The Heidt has some tubing (1/2 ID) welded on the front of the lower controll arms that accept an adjustable stop. I put a bolt with a nut on each side of the tubing. The tie rod ends come in contact with the bolt head.
Thanks for the info. Can you send me a picture?
06-28-2012 09:02 PM
jfmmck No stops on the rack itself. I don't know where they are on the Fatman set up, I have a Heidt. The Heidt has some tubing (1/2 ID) welded on the front of the lower controll arms that accept an adjustable stop. I put a bolt with a nut on each side of the tubing. The tie rod ends come in contact with the bolt head.
06-28-2012 07:16 PM
V8Square
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Originally Posted by jfmmck View Post
To get it centered, make sure you have the same amount of rod sticking out on each side of the rack body ( may require you to pull the boots off). simply turn steering shaft to get equal lengths. Then measure end to end and mark center point on rack. The tie rod ends can be screwed on exactly the same number of turns each to get you tires so you have about 1/4 toe in. That should get you to the alignment shop if you don't trailer it. The stops will be placed to keep the tires from contacting the frame or the rack from bottoming out, whichever is first.
Dumb question. Are there stops that are bolted to the rack somehow?
06-27-2012 09:42 PM
jfmmck To get it centered, make sure you have the same amount of rod sticking out on each side of the rack body ( may require you to pull the boots off). simply turn steering shaft to get equal lengths. Then measure end to end and mark center point on rack. The tie rod ends can be screwed on exactly the same number of turns each to get you tires so you have about 1/4 toe in. That should get you to the alignment shop if you don't trailer it. The stops will be placed to keep the tires from contacting the frame or the rack from bottoming out, whichever is first.
06-27-2012 09:16 PM
V8Square
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Originally Posted by T Evans
I've installed a Fatman's Mustang II manual front end and steering rack on my 1950 Jeepster. How tight should the 2 bolts that go through the rubber bushings that hold the rack to the cross member be? I've hooked up the steering column and notice some movement in the rack when turning the steering wheel. Thanks, Tom
How do you figure the exact center of movement on a Mustang II steering rack? What dictates the steering stops?
06-26-2012 08:38 AM
boatbob2
Slight subject change.......

Hi,i have a Fatman Mustang 2 suspension in my 48 ford coupe,the rubber bellows on the R & P, fall apart in less than a year,(Probably chinese) where can i buy ones that will last awhile???
06-25-2012 08:40 PM
jfmmck I tightened my bolts till the rubber bushings were crushed to about 1/2 in between the washer and sleave. I have 5000 miles on the vehicle and no movement or loosening of the bolts. By the way, my rack came with lock nuts and if yours did also, they won't back off.
05-07-2012 10:51 PM
timothale
rack bolts

In the factory there was about a 125 lb monster air power tool that torqued the rack nuts then crimped them so they wouldn't work loose. I would use locktite when installing them.
03-25-2012 09:10 PM
T Evans Yes, there is an inner fiber sleeve that fits inside the rubber bushing. Thanks, Tom
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