Rack and pinion in 1974 Apollo

Discussion in 'The "X" bodies' started by ApolloGSX, Jan 12, 2020 at 9:22 PM.

  1. ApolloGSX

    ApolloGSX Well-Known Member

    Has anyone done this swap? If so, does it eliminate some of the hassle of installing a 455 into the 73/74 Apollo?
    Where do you acquire a rack kit? Part numbers? Steering column issues if any?

    I would assume that by eliminating the steering box a person could pretty much position the engine wherever they wanted, within reason.
  2. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    I’ve done 2 74’s with stock suspension. One with custom S2 headers and 1 with exhaust manifolds. Easy if you have no AC.
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  3. Tankinitup

    Tankinitup Active Member

    I would look on the Nova forums regarding the rack and pinion setup. I found some decent information and reviews about it. I have a 74 I am thinking about putting a rack in for header clearance and to improve the overall feel. It’s to bad no one makes a standard 455 swap kit for the Apollo or headers for the Buick 350 or 455 for use in the Apollo. I guess there just wouldn’t be enough money in it and I get that.
  4. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    It's not needed unless you want to run headers. This swap has probably been covered a bunch in nova/ f-body world.
  5. Tankinitup

    Tankinitup Active Member

    I went through some of the threads on here and found this one that covers what you are looking to do.


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