However, a rodding trick that has grown in popularity is to upgrade to the Fox chassis Thunderbird rack-and-pinion due to its lower cost and ease of conversion. For most aftermarket Mustang II crossmembers it is a direct bolt-on swap thanks to the slotted mounting hole found on these newer crossmember designs. For those with older Mustang II crossmembers with a fixed 16-inch center-to-center mounting point distance we have put together this simple kit to help facilitate installing the newer T-Bird power rack to your crossmember.
Installation is easy for the T-Bird rack by simply using the offset rack bushings and mounting hardware we have provided in this kit to change the center-to-center mounting bolt location to the wider 16-inch dimension used on the original Mustang II. Push out the included bushings (if installed) and install the offset bushings with the mounting holes outboard (away) from each other. Our T-Bird rack is not a remanufactured unit. It is built from an all-new casting and fitted with all new internals. That includes the rack gear, pinion shaft, internal seals, inner tie rods, and fluid lines.Some installations may require to properly space the rack away from the crossmember for clearance. We offer these spacers along with the required for everything to mount up properly. We provide AN -6 hose adapters for the rack's inlet and outlet ports due to the Thunderbird rack-and-pinion fittings differing from the original Mustang II rack-and-pinion fittings. This reduces frustration and installation time by allowing to be produced on site if your project is not already using AN power steering lines. The smaller 9/16-18 port is the "in"from your pump, while the larger 5/8-18 port is the return to your pump's reservoir. The T-Bird-based rack uses a 3/4-36 spline input shaft (manual is 9/16-26), requiring little more than a change at the rack end of your steering shaft in most installations. If you are replacing an older power rack, then there should be no change to your steering shaft configuration.
The Perfect Solution for Most Any Mustang II Configuration. A readily available power steering rack constructed from all new components and at a great value, what is not to love? Installation is a direct replacement for your manual rack in most instances due to the same Mustang II rack-and-pinion dimensions, and our T-Bird-based power steering rack will work with most any used in a modern serpentine belt drive or V-belt setup, including the Ford CII, GM Type II, and GM Type I (more commonly known as a Saginaw pump). These pumps output the necessary 1,200 psi required and flow approximately 3 GPM. We offer a multitude of in both V-belt and serpentine for Ford, GM, and Chrysler engine families to add the pump of your choice to your engine.
Since there are so many variables that affect a properly functioning power steering system, including vehicle weight, alignment, steering wheel diameter, tire width, steering ratio, and much more, some applications may feel twitchy and may require a reduction in flow. The GM Type 1 and Type II pumps utilize that can easily be swapped out to adjust the flow down to aid in steering twitchiness and prevent steering dart due to an over-boosted power steering system. Another option is an where you can dial in the exact steering effort you wish easily. This means you can have the system turned down for more effort when needed for a track day, but then it is easily turned back up to reduce your steering effort for daily driving. This is your best solution when using the Ford CII pump in a Ford-powered application as well.Use bolt kit with rack spacers if extra crossmember clearance is needed converting from a manual rack. Overall width of steering rack with inner tie rods is 45-1/8-inches.
Compatible with standard Mustang II outer tie-rod ends, such as. Bump steer kit can be used in lieu of outer tie rods if desired.
If rack extensions are necessary for your installation this power rack requires 25mm-1.25 thread extensions. The power steering rack has 5/8-inch and 9/16-inch O-ring style ports which will not work with inverted flare fitting-equipped power steering lines. OEM replacement for 1982 to 1993 Ford Mustang, 1982 to 1988 Ford Thunderbird, and 1984 to 1988 Mercury Cougar but will require aftermarket AN pressure and return line kit to connect to your factory pump. Outer Tie Rod Ends Included. Inner Tie Rod Ends Included.
By Tom on April 03, 2021. So had to change steering shaft configuration , plus had to order a rack extension kit. Rack was not centered now so had to add 2 inches to left side to center.
Just a lot of changes I didn't plan on. Input shaft was longer that mustang 2. Yes, I recommend this product. Unit is offset to the right side.
By Dave on January 17, 2021. I threaded on my rod ends so they were evenly engaged. After I assembled everything and was testing it out, I realized the rack was off center and would not turn fully to left.It would be better if this was stated up front since this is supposed to be a direct replacement for a mustang 2 rack. I highly recommend this rack. By Larry on January 02, 2021. The rack is getting installed on a'41 Chevy coupe. With the offset bushings, it is an easy install. Very nice rack & pinion at a great price. By bill on December 15, 2020. The unit stated that it was replace for a Mustang II, with the use of offset bushing. There is another difference that was not noted. The steering shaft is about an 1 inch longer T-Bird rack. For may application on my 48 Chevy was a problem as the steering shaft passed thru the left engine mount bracket. I had to lift the engine (a SBC) modify the mount bracket abd shorten the steering shaft. But after the modes it works great. Not enough information about product. By Dave on December 08, 2020.
I was replacing an original Mustang 2 rack in a 1936 Ford. It had a Heidts conversion cross member from approx 1996. I've built or rebuilt several cars so I can I can get all this to work, but I think it shows poor design and or bad information. I think speedway can do better than this - The offset bushing kit did not adapt to my holes which were exactly 16 and not slotted.The max center distance I could get on the bolts was 15.812, I had to slot my holes so it would fit. The bolts supplied are not long enough to engage the nylon locking feature on the nut. Overall travel of the rack is 5.375 not 5.87 as advertised - Overall length is 44.625 not 45.125 - input shaft is about 1 longer than the original mustang 2 rack i was replacing. This was not stated in the web site information and the customer service person did not know this, I will have to shorten my steering shaft, which I can do, but it would have been helpful to know this up front. I would still recommend this product, but I would warn them about the lack of information and poor design of the bushing set.
Incorrect information about offset bushing set. No information about length of input shaft.
Rack and pinion is very good quality. Related Items / Suggested Parts. Mustang II Outer Tie Rod End, Manual Version. Gotta Show 131101 Mustang/T-Bird Rack & Pinion Power Steering Hose Kit. Power Steering Hose Kit for 1982-88 T-Bird Steering Rack to GM Pump.
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