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Old 01-21-2008, 02:54 PM
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Steering 101: Where to find info?

I have the Heidts MII, the Ford 8.8,brakes and the engine/tranny in. I was planning on moving to the steering next on my 35 Chevy Master.
Where can I find some info on how to set up the rest of the steering system? I am a newbie at this, so I like to be as informed as possible before proceesing.

I have a late model Mustang power rack, and I know how to get the lines on, I just don't know how to get from the rack to a steering wheel.
Books, websites, etc would be helpful

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By all means ... this is NOT the only way to do this ... but it is the way my 32 3W project is done.

The steering column is mounted first ... is a comfortable position. I like to use a GM steering column. Mine is a Chevrolet Van with the tilt option. Easy to use and easy to get parts for IF you ever need them. Also allows a great selection of steering wheels. Be careful where you mount the column and leave room for a shaft to go to your rack and yet clear the exhaust. Consider the position of the brake pedal also.



I like the van column because it is small and has a neutral start switch and a shift pattern indicator built in. Also No ugly key in the column.

Once the column is in ... there are companies like Flaming River and Boregeson would make steering U-Joints and sells the metal rod to connect from the bottom of the steering shaft to the rack. Mine setup uses two joints ... one at each end

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Here is a small tutorial on U-joints that are available and a little insight into installing them.

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Hey Deuce, I made my motor mounts just like yours, only mine are not as deep. The B2200 could not stand too much height. Great minds ........
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