A Rack & Pinion on a straight axle? Yes, it is now possible, this is Cross Steer®, this unit is specifically for 1928-1932 Ford street rods. This innovative design steers off one side, creating very little bump steer that would occur using a traditional rack & pinion. There is no play in the rack travel, as it is smooth and consistent through out the length of its travel. This means that Cross Steer® eliminates tight spots and loose spots so common with conventional steering boxes.
The Cross Steer® Rack & Pinion offers a significant reduction in steering effort, even at low speeds. Cross Steer® has 6" of rack travel which travels at the rate of about 1.6" per rotation of the pinion, giving Cross Steer® about 3-5/8 turns lock to lock as compared with a typical Vega-style steering box with 4 turns lock to lock. Plus, Cross Steer® is competitively priced with current steering boxes.
Installation is easy! Takes only about an hour to install when replacing a Vega style steering box. Cross Steer® utilizes a bracket that mounts to the Vega style bracket on frames: it is the same three bolt pattern.
If you do not have a Vega on your frame or are building a new car, Unisteer can send you Cross Steer® with plain bracket without holes that can be directly welded to your frame. Then it is a matter of attaching our link to your steering arm. The link is long enough to accommodate 46"-48" axles. The link comes threaded for the common 11/16" Early Ford Tie Rod End (Left handed thread) used on so many of these Fords. The kit does not come with a Tie Rod End but if you need one, Unisteer can supply you with that as well.Unisteer Cross Steer Rack & Pinion - 28-32 Ford 8000460-01 Manual Rack and Pinion Aluminum Polished 6" Rack Travel 26 Splines Ford/Street RodPit Stop USAoffers Unisteer Cross Steer Rack & Pinion - 28-32 Ford 8000460-01 at low everyday prices. Be sure to check out all of our products from Unisteer Performance including Unisteer Performance Manual Rack & Pinions.