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TECH, Hot Rod, Cowl steering, and steering column

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris Casny, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Chris Casny
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    Chris Casny
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  2. povertyflats
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    You sure do nice metal work for a woodworker.
     
  3. Glen
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    nice job on the cowl steering there are about 4 good threads on that process now and each one is a little different. Thanks for posting.
     
  4. Mullda
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    Great post! Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  5. cheezburgers
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    from indiana

    Great Job .....Thank ya much
     
  6. Noland
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    Hey maybe if you win techweek they can give you a colored camera for a prize:D

    Came out really nice though
     
  7. bct
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    ooohhhhhh....thats how its done!!!!!!!!good job
     
  8. Fenders
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    Nice job.
    Uhhh... bump steer?
     
  9. Chris Casny
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    I've done this three times, no bump steer.
    7" pitman arm (center to center), 8" steering arm.
     
  10. zibo
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    from dago ca


    I think there is a special technique to drive a cowl-steer car because of the bumpsteer inherent in the design.
    Once you learn to not white knuckle the steering wheel, the car will drive fine,
    and what is called bumpsteer isn't an issue.

    TP

    Oh yeah nice work!
     
  11. Dreddybear
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    Bump steer sucks on a race car, at the limits of traction you don't want sudden jerks on the stering wheel. On a street car a little bump steer will be okay. If this car has measurable bump steer it will be minor enough that he won't notice or care.

    Car is looking AWESOME Chris!
     
  12. Royalshifter
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    from California

    Beautiful job Chris as always.
     
  13. Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Very, very nice work, Chris! Some great ideas there - thank you.

    I really like that steering wheel, too - is that a Lincoln or Mercury wheel?

    Malcolm
     
  14. Nice!!! you don't mind if I copy it..............
     
  15. KIRK!
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  16. captainjunk#2
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    what a great tech article , good build
     
  17. 2deuces64
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    Nice job, this answers some questions I had. I'm starting on my cowl steering this week using a bmw box.
     
  18. marodder62
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    Great tech. I was wondering how to do the steering column on mine and now I know. What tap size did you use for the 6 holes on the steering box?
    Jerry
     
  19. i know which one i'm voteing for and copying almost completly
     
  20. Devin
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    from Napa, CA

    Nice, well thought out design and execution. I'm really enjoying your build, keep up the good work.
     
  21. Scott
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    Great tech, I will be using this on my next project
     
  22. 383 240z
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    Great write up. I've been wondering how to do that. I guess it is not as hard as I thought it would be. there is NO WAY I'm using a vega box now. Keith
     
  23. Gambino_Kustoms
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    great job and thanxs
     
  24. sodbuster
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    from Kansas

    Nice job..........

    Chris Nelson
    Kansas
     
  25. awesome!!!!
     
  26. wow nice tech, good job, and pics. i looked at one of those mopar boxes before and thought theyd make a nice cowl steer unit, its cool that you can find factory aluminum ones too.
     
  27. a boner
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    Very nice!

    I think a diagonal brace on the "hoop" would be a good idea, on the driver side anyway. There is quite a bit of levered force pushing and pulling on the hoop.
     
  28. mosimpson
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    Do you have a pic of the sector shaft showing the the splined end of th pitman arm welded in place? Any additional pic's you have showing the sector shaft would be appreciated.
     
  29. swimeasy
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    I found me a Mopar box and did a search. This is a great tech, I am going to do this EXACT thing! Thought it should be brought back up to help others.
     

  30. I copied his pretty close,,, here are a few picture's of what I am in the process of doing
     

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