Rack and Pinion, Power, Aluminum, Black Powder Coat, Ford Mustang 1965-66, Each
Our early Mustang Rack Kit greatly improves the steering and handling when compared to that old steering box. This is a center take-off style rack and pinion that utilizes an offset ball center bar which duplicates the stock centerlink; this means that the rack matches the exact geometry of the original front suspention. Effectivly eliminating bump steer, and creating great handling.
The rack comes mounted to a one piece mounting bracket which replaces the tubular cross member located directly behind the front suspention. Since the racks are center take-off style, we off set the rack on the mounting bracket; moving the pinions closer to the driver-side frame which makes connection of the steering linkage to a column as easy as possible.
From a steering standpoint, we found that the early Mustangs split mid 1967 and there were slight differences, so make sure you order the correct kit! Additionally, later model Mustangs and Cougars may look the same, but are NOT - check out our Cougar Rack & Pinion Kits.
The kit will work on Small Block cars, and have been successfully used with Stock Manifolds, and Hooker Super Comp Headers. Tri-Y Headers have worked with 289, and 302 engines. Other Headers may work, but we can't guarantee an easy install. This kit requires the use of a mini starter. This kit may require some modifications on Mustangs with Dart Heads and other Aftermarket Heads requiring different headers.