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Old 11-05-2008, 06:20 PM
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Power Rack and Pinion Project

It begins. I recieved the pump today. It's a KRC pump and bracket combo from Speedway Motors.



The pump doesn't quite line up with the crank and water pump pulleys. I either need to space it further out to line up with the outer groove or trim the spacers to move it to the inner groove and relocate my alternator to the outer groove.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:39 PM
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Heidt Front ends

Hey Pat
What do you think of heidt front ends thinking about switching to rack and pinion w/ power steering, and adding a t5 tranny. Got my new seat the other day. I really need some advice here. I have decided to work on the mechanics and do the paint later
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:25 PM
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I'm not a big fan of the Mustang II setups for a couple of reasons.

1) It forces you to raise the engine a bit and move it forward to clear the crossmember. This might cause issues with your pinion angle and create radiator clearance issues.

2) The stock frame rails on a Falcon are really just made from sheet metal. They were designed to operate as a system with the rest of the unibody.

That said, if I were converting a Falcon to a M2 setup, I would go with the R&C kit. I would also add some DOM tubing from the front of the frame rails to the firewall to triangulate the system for more strength.
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:14 AM
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R and C setup?

Im lost.lol Where do I find information on that? Does the t5 idea sound okay? Thanks for your help
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:34 AM
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Here is the website for R&C.

http://www.rcmotorsports.net/

Look over at TFFN and you'll find a lot of people that have installed this in there Falcon with good success.

The T5 is a great idea. Get the front shift option for the Falcon. Look at www.moderndrivelines.com for that. They have a T5 where they swap out the tailshaft with one from a Chevy S10. That places the shifter in the close to the stock location.
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TY for the advice

Thanks for the advice. Will look at tffn also. Looks like Ill have my hands full. lol
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I just placed my order for an RRS power rack and pinion kit. It ships from Australia. It will take about 20 days for delivery. I can't wait to get it installed.

http://www.rrs-online.com/rack&pinionproducts.php
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Sorry butting in here.. ***Hi-jack warning***

I'm soon to be in the process of a T-5 swap.. Shows up Wednesday.. I'll let you know how it goes...


**** Back to your regulary scheduled topic******


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Nathan --

Why'd you go and do that for?

Back on topic...

Patrick, what front end do you have in there now? What are going to be doing with it?
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:29 PM
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I have the stock steering box with a 1" sector shaft. The rest of the steering is 65 manual V8 stuff. I have no plans for it yet.
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Your steering box

Patrick,
I could sure use your steering box, if its real good that is.Mine on my 63 is toast. The adjustment screw is bottomed out and steers like $&*#(@%.

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Patrick.. I can't wait either, the rrs is really a good one ,I think I have looked at all of them, although it's the most $$ it looks better then the others. I could help on the instalation if you like...ps I have a heated garage with carpet on the floor if needed....john h
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Patrick,
I could sure use your steering box, if its real good that is.Mine on my 63 is toast. The adjustment screw is bottomed out and steers like $&*#(@%.

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Butch,

The steering box is yours if the shipping isn't a big deal. It has some slop and I've never adjusted it so I can't say what condition it's really in.
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Patrick.. I can't wait either, the rrs is really a good one ,I think I have looked at all of them, although it's the most $$ it looks better then the others. I could help on the instalation if you like...ps I have a heated garage with carpet on the floor if needed....john h
John,

I'll be doing the installation in my garage. You're welcome to join me. It should be a fun project.
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Steering box

Patrick,
App. the offer,but i found one localy. We puled the top off of it an there appears to be no ware on it at all.Seams to be in in great shape .

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