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260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: Dave Decker ()
Date: April 04, 2021 12:51PM

Anyone out there have one of these kits R+Ps in their car? TIA Cheers, Dave

Dave, Kamloops, B.C. '65Crown V8, 2009 Tacoma



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Re: 260Z R+P Bob Coffin kit
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: April 05, 2021 07:21AM

Me !!
And several clients who bought them.
The main key is getting the rack height correct for the height or stance of the car it is going on.
So the bump steer is correct.
Bob Coffin

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: 260Z R+P Bob Coffin kit
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 05, 2021 07:44AM

I get it now...Rack & Pinion not ring & Pinion.

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Re: 260Z R+P Bob Coffin kit
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: April 05, 2021 10:04AM

I was confused on that too. Wondering how or why you would use a 260Z ring and pinion in a Corvair.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 116 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: 260Z R+P Bob Coffin kit
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: April 05, 2021 11:37AM

I guess I've been around too long. I knew right away it was steering related but haven't seen or heard about one of those mods in a long time.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: jcorvair ()
Date: April 06, 2021 10:00AM

Dave, you should show a photo of your car, well the front end, for the steering setup. I know I have seen it, but others might be interested.

James
West Kelowna, BC

1965 Corvair, Corsa, Convertible 180/4 - Artesian Turquoise w/ white interior
1966 Corvair Corsa Coupe, 140/4 - Aztec Bronze w/ black interior
2016 Dodge 3500 Crew Cab 4x4 (for hauling cars, trailers, fifth wheels, quads, etc.)
2019 Express Car Hauler (Aluminum, Enclosed)
2015 Polaris 570 EPS
2016 Polaris 570 SP
2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd.
2020 Outdoors RV 25RLS
2020 Corvette HTC 3LT,Z51,FE4

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: Willt65 ()
Date: April 06, 2021 11:26AM

I'll second that!!!

jcorvair Wrote:
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> Dave, you should show a photo of your car, well the front end, for the steering setup. I know I have seen it, but others might be interested.


Will Teeter
Flintstone, MD
65 Corsa project
66 Monza parts car
49 Chevy 5 window project
08 Chevy 2500
13 Honda Odyssey
07 Honda 919
04 Honda Rancher
05 Honda Forman
96 Honda XR400R

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: Dave Decker ()
Date: April 06, 2021 04:43PM

jcorvair Wrote:
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> Dave, you should show a photo of your car, well the front end, for the steering setup. I know I have seen it, but others might be interested.

Yes James, I'm planning to! Picresize.com is not loading on my computer at the moment ;-(

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: Dave Decker ()
Date: April 06, 2021 05:30PM

Willt65 Wrote:
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> I'll second that!!!
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> jcorvair Wrote:
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> > Dave, you should show a photo of your car, well the front end, for the steering setup. I know I have seen it, but others might be interested.

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: drb9300 ()
Date: April 06, 2021 11:32PM

Following

Thanks,
Dave

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: April 07, 2021 07:08AM

Did the tie rod tubes reach properly? Nate Wolfe swapped in a Mustang 2 into his car. He said that was a huge job. When i asked if he would do mine for a fee, he declined.

66RTVair
Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza DP Racecar
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: Dave Decker ()
Date: April 07, 2021 07:56AM

BobV66Vair Wrote:
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> Did the tie rod tubes reach properly? Nate Wolfe swapped in a Mustang 2 into his car. He said that was a huge job. When i asked if he would do mine for a fee, he declined.

Yes they fit perfectly. My next task is to hook up the 260Z steering shaft to the Corvair steering column shaft with the pieces from the kit. Very happy with the quality of the kit.

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: 180sret ()
Date: April 08, 2021 01:30PM

I needed a substantial dent in my gas tank to accommodate the different shaft on my Rack setup. I spotted a front tank and thought I'd give you a heads up

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: April 08, 2021 02:30PM

Yes, the tank heeds a dent, or be professionally modified.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: Dave Decker ()
Date: April 08, 2021 03:07PM

180sret Wrote:
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> I needed a substantial dent in my gas tank to accommodate the different shaft on my Rack setup. I spotted a front tank and thought I'd give you a heads up

Any chance you could post a pic? Cheers, Dave

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: thewolfe ()
Date: April 08, 2021 03:48PM

Mustang 2 rack here but if it's any way similar you can see where the coupler hits the tank on the edge. I was able to "massage" the tank without removing it from the car. My setup I also had to cut a hole out of the bottom corner of the trunk to clear the other coupler but it appears the z rack won't have that problem because it is mounted a ways away from the cross member compared to mine.

Nate Wolfe
Portland OR
65 Corsa 180

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: Dave Decker ()
Date: April 08, 2021 05:46PM

thewolfe Wrote:
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> Mustang 2 rack here but if it's any way similar you can see where the coupler hits the tank on the edge. I was able to "massage" the tank without removing it from the car. My setup I also had to cut a hole out of the bottom corner of the trunk to clear the other coupler but it appears the z rack won't have that problem because it is mounted a ways away from the cross member compared to mine.

Thanks man. I will 'massage' it tomorrow! Cheers, Dave

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: 180sret ()
Date: April 10, 2021 07:50AM

Mine is similar to Nate's, tried to attach photo but don't remember how to adjust file size. Tank started leaking a couple years ago so I had a piece formed, cut the tank and welded the indent in. Worked pretty good.

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Re: 260Z Rack & Pinion STEERING - Bob Coffin kit???
Posted by: Dave Decker ()
Date: April 10, 2021 08:23AM

180sret Wrote:
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> Mine is similar to Nate's, tried to attach photo but don't remember how to adjust file size. Tank started leaking a couple years ago so I had a piece formed, cut the tank and welded the indent in. Worked pretty good.
Is yours a Mustang II?

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