captain hook wrote:
Greg L. wrote:Do you if it can be easily adapted from a MK2 Granada ? I've just bought the Granny with a 2.0 Pinto engine and I was thinking about using the power steering for my MK2 Transit.
No...You can't put a Rack on a Beam Axle
Actually I thought about this the other day, but I think you could though it may not be easiest route. The hardest part is finding a suitable sliding column joint that will take car of the up/down and any sideways movement. You would have to have one made. Otherwise I cant see any reason why it can't work. You can get flexible hoses for the power fluid.
Years ago my short oval stock car used a beam axle with a Escort rack attached to it. That used a specially machined slider for the column. Every one pooh poohed the idea until they realised that actually it was a lot lighter than a box set up (and the car won races) and did away with various bits of linkage . All it used was two welded mounts on the beam to locate the rack on. As long as its mounted in the correct position for your ackerman geomtry, dont see why you cant do it on a Transit.