> 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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