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Old 09-17-2004, 02:19 PM
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power or manual mustang rack

Maybe you guys can help me decide on power or manual steering for my 59 rambler project. I'm not sure how much the car will weight when completed , but around 2800 lbs is probably close. The front tires are 195/50/15, and the number one spark plug will be just behind the cross member centerline when finished. The motor is a late model LT1 from a 1994 firebird, so it already has the power steering pump, but I don't know what pressure this system operates at or what the requirements are for the mustang system. The car would probably steer fine with a manual rack, but power would be nice especially since I already have the pump. If I don't use the pump I'll have to mount some sort of delete pulley in it's place, because this motor uses a serpentine belt. Any input is welcome and greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 09-18-2004, 02:22 PM
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My opinion I would say the manual would do just fine,I had a 39 ford coupe with manual thought it was ok. My coupe is right at 2500lbs just fine manual. If you do go with power I believe it is recommended to put something in lines at the power rack to slow it down.
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If you use a manual rack you can loop the power steering hose on the pump (output to return) until you figure out how to eliminate it. Just keep fluid in it!
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