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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2017, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Rack and Pinion from Toyota.

I was in a Toyota dealership the other day and saw a display Corolla on its side in the show room.
The rack was rear steer and powered from an EPAS under the dash.
It looked like a very prospective candidate for use in an early Mustang, basicly a manual unit with no hydraulics or electrical connections, seemed very robust, perhaps an easy adapt with a bit of mounting fab work.
I was wondering if anyone has access to one from a salvage yard for further investigation.
I will scrounge my are and see if one is availavble.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2017, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by kechke View Post
I was in a Toyota dealership the other day and saw a display Corolla on its side in the show room.
Probably just taking a short nap.

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Years ago I trekked through a couple of junkyards looking for transplantable racks. My finding was the great majority did not have nearly enough travel to be useful. Closest back then was 1986+ Tauruses. One guy who used to be here did one and it worked but the geometry wasn't too great and the turning radius was still pretty big. We considered it a bust.
Key to spotting short travel racks is that the steering arms on the spindles tend to be noteably MUCH shorter than our vintage stuff. As is your Corolla if you'd look at that area. So a nice thought but....
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2017, 02:56 PM
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the biggest problem with adapting steering racks is devising the mounting and getting the geometries right. final geometry is very important.
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