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Old 11-14-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Laurie S.
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Rack and Pinion Mod

Have any of you guys put a Flaming River rack and pinion system on a big
block with headers? I have to choose a system and the one I wanted isn't
going to be available to us. I know there's been a ton of problems in the
past with FR and headers, but supposedly they've made some changes. I'm
looking at a system for a 390, with FPA headers, C-6, and power steering.
The only other option I'm given is Unisteer, and I don't believe they make
systems for power steering cars yet.

And, no, I don't want to give up my power steering. :)

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Old 11-14-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Rack and Pinion Mod

I've got my home brewed Taurus rack in place but mine will be a small block
car with shorties or Hipo style ( 351 ) manifolds most likely, so I cannot
speak for the BB with headers. Don't the guys selling this stuff have any
idea? I know Mustangs with headers are pretty rare!<sarc> ;^)


StuK

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"Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com> wrote in message
news:43790def$0$1765$8b463f8a@news.nationwide.net...
> Have any of you guys put a Flaming River rack and pinion system on a big
> block with headers? I have to choose a system and the one I wanted isn't
> going to be available to us. I know there's been a ton of problems in the
> past with FR and headers, but supposedly they've made some changes. I'm
> looking at a system for a 390, with FPA headers, C-6, and power steering.
> The only other option I'm given is Unisteer, and I don't believe they make
> systems for power steering cars yet.
>
> And, no, I don't want to give up my power steering. :)
>
> --------------
> Laurie S.
> Thunder Snake #7
>



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Old 11-14-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
Spike
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Re: Rack and Pinion Mod

On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 15:21:32 -0700, "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com>
wrote:

>Have any of you guys put a Flaming River rack and pinion system on a big
>block with headers? I have to choose a system and the one I wanted isn't
>going to be available to us. I know there's been a ton of problems in the
>past with FR and headers, but supposedly they've made some changes. I'm
>looking at a system for a 390, with FPA headers, C-6, and power steering.
>The only other option I'm given is Unisteer, and I don't believe they make
>systems for power steering cars yet.
>
>And, no, I don't want to give up my power steering. :)
>
>--------------
>Laurie S.
>Thunder Snake #7
>

Have you talked to FR direct? I had understood that they had systems
for or without headers, and also adapted for type of steering.
Something I recall about a mod to change the position of the steering
box? I know Mustang Monthly, and I think also Mustangs and Fords did
pictorials on the project. I don't recall the model year/engine combo
they worked with.
--
Spike
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
audio-video...
See my ride at....
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
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Old 11-14-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
Laurie S.
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Re: Rack and Pinion Mod

"Spike" <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote in message
news:525in1t52elp7mtgcfm1g1mu3noraokcpo@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 15:21:32 -0700, "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Have any of you guys put a Flaming River rack and pinion system on a big
>>block with headers? I have to choose a system and the one I wanted isn't
>>going to be available to us. I know there's been a ton of problems in the
>>past with FR and headers, but supposedly they've made some changes. I'm
>>looking at a system for a 390, with FPA headers, C-6, and power steering.
>>The only other option I'm given is Unisteer, and I don't believe they make
>>systems for power steering cars yet.
>>
>>And, no, I don't want to give up my power steering. :)
>>
>>--------------
>>Laurie S.
>>Thunder Snake #7
>>

> Have you talked to FR direct? I had understood that they had systems
> for or without headers, and also adapted for type of steering.
> Something I recall about a mod to change the position of the steering
> box? I know Mustang Monthly, and I think also Mustangs and Fords did
> pictorials on the project. I don't recall the model year/engine combo
> they worked with.
> --
> Spike
> 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
> w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
> Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
> gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
> audio-video...
> See my ride at....
> Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
> Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
> Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/d..._11_05_002.jpg
> Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/E...ebuild_006.jpg




No, I haven't talked with them, but this is supposed to be for a tech
article in MM or M&F. I'm just supposed to pick the system for now, and the
details will be worked out later. I was supposed to be getting a Steeroids
system but they don't want to do one on a big block. Their loss!

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Old 11-14-2005, 18:01   #5 (permalink)
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>
>
>
>No, I haven't talked with them, but this is supposed to be for a tech
>article in MM or M&F. I'm just supposed to pick the system for now, and the
>details will be worked out later. I was supposed to be getting a Steeroids
>system but they don't want to do one on a big block. Their loss!
>
>-----------------
>Laurie S.
>Thunder Snake #7
>

How about Randal's Rack or The Fatman?
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Spike
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
audio-video...
See my ride at....
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/d..._11_05_002.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/E...ebuild_006.jpg
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Old 11-14-2005, 18:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Spike" <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote in message
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>
> >
> >
> >
> >No, I haven't talked with them, but this is supposed to be for a tech
> >article in MM or M&F. I'm just supposed to pick the system for now, and

the
> >details will be worked out later. I was supposed to be getting a

Steeroids
> >system but they don't want to do one on a big block. Their loss!
> >
> >-----------------
> >Laurie S.
> >Thunder Snake #7
> >

> How about Randal's Rack or The Fatman?
> --
> Spike
> 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
> w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
> Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
> gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
> audio-video...
> See my ride at....
> Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
> Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
> Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/d..._11_05_002.jpg
> Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/E...ebuild_006.jpg



I'm familiar with Randall's Rack, but who makes The Fatman?

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Old 11-14-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Rack and Pinion Mod

On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 18:44:09 -0700, "Laurie S." <aztlan@theriver.com>
wrote:

>
>"Spike" <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote in message
>news:ogdin1d28otkfu5f8kjb1ilru9v3rda0vo@4ax.com...
>>
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >No, I haven't talked with them, but this is supposed to be for a tech
>> >article in MM or M&F. I'm just supposed to pick the system for now, and

>the
>> >details will be worked out later. I was supposed to be getting a

>Steeroids
>> >system but they don't want to do one on a big block. Their loss!
>> >
>> >-----------------
>> >Laurie S.
>> >Thunder Snake #7
>> >

>> How about Randal's Rack or The Fatman?
>> --
>> Spike
>> 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
>> w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
>> Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
>> gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
>> audio-video...
>> See my ride at....
>> Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
>> Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
>> Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/d..._11_05_002.jpg
>> Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/E...ebuild_006.jpg

>
>
>I'm familiar with Randall's Rack, but who makes The Fatman?
>
>-------
>Laurie S.
>Thunder Snake #7
>

LOL The Fatman...is made by.... The Fatman... as I recall... I
think if you look in the back of Mustang Monthly in the classifieds
(maybe one of the others though I only have subs to MM and M&F and
Hemmings Mustang Tech Guide which does not do ads).
Not sure about a Google for...
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Spike
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
audio-video...
See my ride at....
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/d..._11_05_002.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/E...ebuild_006.jpg
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Old 11-15-2005, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
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Fatman Fabrications. Big Street Rod place. They do a Mustang II
frontend swap for the early cars.....not sure about a RP only upgrade
though.

-Mike.

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