Have a steering problem. Just installed a new Flaming River steering box/ manual steering. Now the rag joint rubs on the z-bar when steering wheel is turned. Some times it keeps the clutch from fulling releasing untill I turn the wheel. Z-bar was changed 2 years ago and was ok. Z-bar is for the 69 sport roof 351W. Wondering if anyone ele has had this problem? Is there a smaller diameter rag joint that could be used?69 Mach1 351W 4 speed toploader.Thanks JRW69
i see the flaming riversite has a 289/302 Zbar..http://www.flamingriver.com/index.php/products/c0001/s0034i don't know about the rag joint vs universal right this minute.. perhaps somebody will know... keep checking back... its the weekend.. people will be dropping in...
Thanks waynep, I will keep checkingjrw69
Possibly change out the rag joint for a standard steering vibration isolator. Flaming River and others have them. Essentially it is a tube filled with dense rubber and splined to fit your column and box. It is a low profile part used a lot in street rods.HTH...Mark.
Mark HoulahanTechnical Editor for:-Modified Mustangs & Fords Magazine-Mustang Monthly Magazine1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto1990 Mustang 306/AOD2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
Thanks MarkI will look into this option.jrw69