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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris Casny, Sep 27, 2008.
You sure do nice metal work for a woodworker.
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.
Great post! Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.
Great Job .....Thank ya much
Hey maybe if you win techweek they can give you a colored camera for a prize
Came out really nice though
ooohhhhhh....thats how its done!!!!!!!!good job
Uhhh... bump steer?
I've done this three times, no bump steer.
7" pitman arm (center to center), 8" steering arm.
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.
Oh yeah nice work!
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!
Beautiful job Chris as always.
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?
Nice!!! you don't mind if I copy it..............
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what a great tech article , good build
Nice job, this answers some questions I had. I'm starting on my cowl steering this week using a bmw box.
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?
i know which one i'm voteing for and copying almost completly
Nice, well thought out design and execution. I'm really enjoying your build, keep up the good work.
Great tech, I will be using this on my next project
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
great job and thanxs
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.
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.
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.
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.
I copied his pretty close,,, here are a few picture's of what I am in the process of doing
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