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Old 12-08-2003, 09:26 PM
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Question Rack and Pinion conversion?

Hey guys, Does anyone know where I can find a rack and pinion power steering conversion for a 68 camaro? Ive checked online and seem to only find them for the mustang and the corvette? I saw it in an Super Chevy article a few years back, but lost the mag. thanks for any help.
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Old 12-08-2003, 09:43 PM
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Flaming river sells very good rack and pinion sets, both manual and power.

I work at a race car frame and fab shop, and those are the ones we use. If I remember, on wednesday I'll ask my boss if the racks will bolt up to the 68, or if they only fit our frames. Either way, he can make it work for you, or supply you the parts so you can adapt it.
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Kewl Thanks!

Thanks bro, how much does the kit run?
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Just a dumb question i guess. Why would you put a rack under a 68 camaro? There are lots of tricks to do to the front clip to make it handle and drive as good as any sports car out there with a rack. Ran that clip in a race car(oval track) both ways and to be truthfull the steering box one drove better. We did use racks to knock some weight off the front. Remember this as you read Super chevy and all the others....they write articles and show cars that will sell parts ,not allways the best just makes the most money for the advertizers.
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If you can, get an end take off rack dunno if they're available, I think steeroids sells a center take off rear steer rack for camaros), they are much better suited to double a arm suspensions, the center take off once are better suited to mc pherson struts.

The rack will not only give much tighter steering, it will also eliminate the huge load the steering box puts on the frame.
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My boss said that since we make a full front frame clip (mustang 2 ifs w/ man. rack) that we dont really make the conversions... but it is possiable for him to, since I think he said hes done it before.

Call 1 (812) 277 - 9146 and as for Jeff. He'd be the guy to talk to at work. He will be able to tell you what you'd need to do, prices on things, and if you want, even make a full front clip for you. I think those run $1900, but I could be wrong. Its a price i remember seeing on one of the front clips, but I dunno if it was for the camaro or a nova.

Its major fun working at a frame fab shop, I'll give it that.
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Cool, thanx for lookin out man. I'll try that number after finals are over and see what he says.
Thanx again!

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Old 12-14-2003, 04:04 PM
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Found It

You were right Twin Turbo...I found the article (Super Chevy Aug. 1999) and it was Steeroids...I didn't even reckognize the name when you posted it.... my brain must be fried from finals. Thanks all for the help!
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