Manual Rack kits

Discussion in 'Race car chassis tech' started by hugger, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Autofab,TRZ,Alston other? Anyone running one how big of a pita was it, worthwhile addition?
     
  2. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Hugger,
    I am starting this conversion now. I will start a thread.
     
  3. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    I bought the AutoFab manual R&P for my 64 project. Haven't installed it yet, so I can't comment on how it works, but the quality of fit & finish seems to be good. Uses a Flaming River R&P. They said it was usable on the street, so I'm counting on that, although a huge pothole may do some damage, as it is pretty much a "race part". I'm sure it'll match the "streetability" of the rest of my project.
     
  4. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Mine is going into a streetcar as well.
     
  5. mbusher83

    mbusher83 Well-Known Member

    Any update on this thread? Any more input?
     
  6. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    As mentioned in another thread, I have the TRZ kit, its a great piece, my car is a race car, and ended up buying their steering column too. I had to re-fabricate the crossmember anyways due to damage from wheelies. Just start cutting a welding it all back together!! I know there are "bolt in" kits, i didn't want that on my car, plus I have several TRZ components already... I did loose some of the turning radius, could be bad for a street car, no tight turns in my car ever again!! Going straight it's been great...
    Gary G.
     
  7. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how to "link" the thread, but here's the title;
    My '65 lark drag car bent crossmember fix/Rack & Pinion conversion
    Gary G.
     
  8. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    It's like a puzzle, trying to make the u-joints to work smoothly, and make sure you either weld, or Red locktite the set scews.. If i remeber mine, I locktited, and safety wired the bolts in.... Used 3 for my install, exhaust, and crossmember, are the areas that will affect the steering column path, that ends up at the rack...
     
  9. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Mine is in the car, but if you're following my build you know it's far from being road worthy. I had issues with the steering arms that bolt to the spindles. They didn't fit at all because I used "drop spindles", so I had to make my own. I'm not crazy about some of the elements of the kit, but overall I think it'll work OK. Time will tell "IF" I ever get it finished and on the road! LOL

    When I get back to my house PC, I can post some pictures of the install if you would like..........
     
  10. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    pics...………... 20171125_154934.jpg Str arms1.jpg 20171115_174944.jpg
     
  11. mbusher83

    mbusher83 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary and Steve
     

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