Resto-Mod Modification Recommendations. - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2006, 10:02   #1 (permalink)
someone@home.net
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Resto-Mod Modification Recommendations.

I have a 1969 Mach 1 (always a "work in progress"), it has a 351W, c/r
4-speed and a locker rear end. After spending last summer doing new
torque boxes, floor pans etc. I am ready for this summer....

I currently have, actually the Mach 1 currently has manual steering
and front drum bakes. I have seen several kits to replace these with a
rack & pinion steering and disk brakes.

Has any one used any of these kits?

Any recommendations or comments?

Thanks

Mel
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-11-2006, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
.boB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Resto-Mod Modification Recommendations.

someone@home.net wrote:

> I have a 1969 Mach 1 (always a "work in progress"), it has a 351W, c/r
> 4-speed and a locker rear end. After spending last summer doing new
> torque boxes, floor pans etc. I am ready for this summer....
>
> I currently have, actually the Mach 1 currently has manual steering
> and front drum bakes. I have seen several kits to replace these with a
> rack & pinion steering and disk brakes.
>
> Has any one used any of these kits?
>
> Any recommendations or comments?


I used the Flaming River manual rack kit on my '66 V8 coupe. I hate it. I wish
I had not spent the money on it.
The tilt steering column is cheap, and was a real bear to install. Trying to
get the wiring correct took a while.
The rack and cradle are well made, and very simple to install. I did have to
modify one of the brackets to clear the starter, though.
They advertise "Manual steering that drives like power". BS. I had to buy a
bigger steering wheel because it was a fight to park it. Worse than a truck.

My advice would be to look at the Steeroids power kit. Also, I have heard that
FR now has a power kit. That would be good, except get the column from somebody
else, like Ididit. Or you can use the stock column.

--
..boB
On Order: 2006 FXDI, Red.
1997 HD FXDWG - Turbocharged Stolen 11/26/05 in Denver
1HD1GEL10VY3200010 CO License J5822Z
2001 Dodge Dakota QC 5.9/4x4/3.92
1966 Mustang Coupe - Daily Driver
1965 FFR Cobra - 427W EFI, Damn Fast.

  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
mdindestin@hotmail.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Resto-Mod Modification Recommendations.

I was looking at all of the mustang mags a few days ago. One of them
had a big article on converting a tough steering manual stang to rack
and pinion. I'm pretty sure it was for a 69 too.

  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:58.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.