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      While watching Syds roadster build, I noticed that the kit rack and pinion looked pretty good. I managed to talk the good guys at TDR TDR Rack & Pinion into selling me two samples.

      The catalogue R&P, shown in the bottom of the photo, is big and bulky and looks out of place when fitted to the TDR TDR Rack & Pinion IFS. On the other hand, the roadster R&P is a beautiful piece and almost perfectly scaled. When I get the time, I'll be adapting the new R&P to the IFS on my Willys and on my Deuce.

      Lets hope that TDR TDR Rack & Pinion replaces the catalogue R&P with the new one AND that they adapt it to their IRS. This is a very well done product.

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Rick, they are 2 different styles of the rack & pinion unit. The lighter "looking" one is more in keeping with the design of the Roadster where as the other is a unit you'd expect to see under an earlier production Mustang etc.
    The heavier unit isn't going to be dropped from the catalog however.

    If I was building a something like a '49 Merc, I'd want the heavier unit with the larger steering gears......besides, having the 2 allows builders a choice depending on what they are doing.

    Different strokes for different folks.
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    Don,

    So it is okay to order the lighter version from TDR TDR Rack & Pinion ?
    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good . . .

    "A picture is worth a thousand words, but a model is worth a thousand pictures." Harley Earl
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  3. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Steve...just send a note to TDR TDR Rack & Pinion directed to Tim's attention...tell him what you need and he'll take care of it from there. Are you having fun yet?

    BTW...did the stuff I sent show up?
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    Don, I'm having a blast. Your stuff arrived as well as my last TDR TDR Rack & Pinion order. Needless to same, I am chomping at the bit with new ideas. Thanks again.

    Steve
    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good . . .

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    Another thing to remember about the two rack and pinion units is that the thin one, the one from the roadster, is a manual rack and pinion.

    The larger one is more in line with a power steering rack and pinion. With power steering you have to have room for a hydraulic cylinder to help with the steering. That is why it would be fatter.

    Oh, please drop by and visit us at the NNL East. we will have a table set up in the vender section

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