Maybe you don't do it that way, but someone does.OneMoreTime said:The R&P does not replace the drag link..we do not do it that way for a lot of reasons..
We install the steering box to the frame..run a drag link across to the opposite spindle and the tie rod ties the 2 spindles together..
putting the R&P on the axle itself creates a lot of unsprung weight for one and it is nearly impossible to accomodate the steering shaft..Might work on a go-kart but not on a full size car..
That funky steering linkage seems to be the major problem with that sort of setup..Having a lot of play in the steering is not a good plan in my mind..gahi said:O.K. know you have me confised. At my work we have a 32 chevy panel truck that is 4 wheel drive and the rack and pinion is attached directly to the axle and replaces the tie-rod. It seems to work well but the steering attachment is funky, its some sort of cable off a pinto (maybe) so theres alot of play.
Have a picture? I've got a 53 F350 that may be able to use that system, if it will fit with my new motor. Where exactly does the rack mount?OneMoreTime said:Speedway stocks the tie rod and drag link tubes in the length you need..
R&P is now available as a bolt for bolt swap with the early Vega steering boxes..Made for cross link setups..