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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
 
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-06, 12:01 PM
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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.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-06, 05:01 PM
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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.

 
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