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    Posted: 13-December-2017 at 6:14AM
Does anyone know if there’s an aftermarket rack and pinion steer setup for a 72’ Mercury montego?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-December-2017 at 8:49AM
I've never heard of one
not that i know everything but i think if there was one out there i'd've heard about it
 
obvious choice for a retrofit would be the rack from a 2003 + Crown Vic / G' Marquis
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-December-2017 at 1:53PM
I have never heard of one either.  I'd suggest if you want rack and pinion, you're going to have to fab it up from scratch. 
 
Alternatively, you can always install a Saginaw steering box with 12.7:1 ratio and firm feel to get ride of the stock overboosted slow steering.  That'd be as best as you can get with recirculating ball steering.
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I have the Lares 841 fast ratio box, later Ford high volume PS pump, '78 Cougar hose set, aftermarket cooler and it made a huge difference in mine.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

I have the Lares 841 fast ratio box, later Ford high volume PS pump, '78 Cougar hose set, aftermarket cooler and it made a huge difference in mine.
 
 
X2 here, once I installed my "homemade" quick ratio steering box. Much more enjoyable to drive, almost like it's on rails.............................almost.
If those looking at a steering change would install a quick ratio box first, they may lose interest in the installation of RnP.  
 
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