I hope that information is helpful. The pitman shaft on those 85-93 S-10 4 bolt cover manual steering gears is the same size as the power steering pitman shaft. I think the reason is the 4 bolt covers in 85-93 s-10s have the same size pitman output shaft as the power steering box does. I just wanted to followup on this topic. .
This style of rack and pinion bolts up into place where the existing steering box and idler arm is bolted. Thanks Rick, i know you could make just about anything work with a liitle careful planning, i guess i was really just wondering if anybody else has tried it. If you don't mind can I borrow a few? The last step is to get it down for an alignment and hopefully there won't be any issues with that. This style of rack and pinion bolts up into place where the existing steering box and idler arm is bolted. I used the rack U joint and machined up a union for a double D shaft. On this kit we used our own build of manual rack and pinion in a center take-off style rear steer rack. Next, don't try to use the frame horns, by the time you cut them up enough to work they are too weak.
If you can find a front steer rack whose dimensions meet these criteria you can have a successful outcome. There's a guy here in town that I was doing some work for on his old cars who wanted me to put an S-10 clip under his '50 sedan delivery. His setup is really a nice deal. This kit is for 2-wheel, rear wheel drive vehicles only. On the early dodge and Plymouth, 50, 51 type susp, they use a center steer early cavalier rack.
I had to use the three bolt cover style box with the manual pitman arm. My thought was leave the stock steering geometry and connect to it. The tie rod links must be in line with the lower A arm, if you move them out of parallel you will get bump steer. Everything you need is right here, so get excited! It's a question of geometry if you want it to handle properly. They were all manual, mostly the reproduced pinto version.
They started with a clean slate and came up with kits for practically any application, giving you accurate control and steering response. Thats why I used a center steer rack. Then figure out how to get the rack to be mounted as close to the drag aka center link's position. As a result that box allows for the use of the power steering pitman arm. I'm doing my wreckyard hunting.
The engine is out so it will probably be 2-3 weeks before I get it in and down for an alignment. Look it up, I detailed it with a lot of pictures, Good Luck. I machined a piece of square tubing with a slo in it and fabbed up a roller bearing mount on the centerlink plate, this allow the centerlink to go side to side but not up and down. However, the 82-84 s-10s along with all the other standard saginaw manual steering boxes with the 3 bolt covers something like years 64-79 have the smaller output pitman shaft which then requires a manual type pitman arm. It now sets back on an original frame.
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On this kit we used our own build of manual rack and pinion in a center take-off style rear steer rack. You're truck is a little smaller and a lot shiftier than some of the hulking behemoths on the road today. I have a build in Old Skool Hot Rods called 39 Olds Pickup??? This kit is for 2-wheel, rear wheel drive vehicles only. These S10 Truck Racks also come backed with helpful service by our dedicated Customer Service team. And I not even finished reading all the way thru it yet I do have a couple questions. Since I had located the '75-'79 nova manual pitman arm, I decided to go with the 3 bolt cover manual steering gear. Rack Housing Diameter in : 1.
Cut off the center link just beyond the tie rods. Now your steering geometry is held so you can fab up the rack mounts. Posts: 92 Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:42 am Location: Grand Bay, Alabama. This kit has been used on project cars that use an S-10 frame, but the linkage back up to the column is up to you. On a V-8 swap, we successfully used Hedman Shorty style headers. I put in the 75-79 nova manual pitman arm keeping my original power steering center link. I put a Camaro clip on a 50 F1 a while back and it just barely worked but made a great driver out of the truck so late model clips to have a place.