Technical Steering rack question

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Technical Steering rack question


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Oct 28, 2007
hey all, I am a Datsun 510 owner looking to convert my dime from an old worn out steering box to a rack and pinion. a quick measurement at a local wrecking yard showed the x19 rack to be close but i couldn't get an accurate measurement. does anyone here know:
1) how wide the racks are from inner tie rod pivot to pivot?
2) the ratio of the rack directly ie. 1 full turn of the head = how many mm of bar travel to the side?
3) is the later x19 rack larger/stronger/better/faster?

any help you can offer may help convert many 510's to racks. we had one board member have his steering box lock up and we all concerned about our old, non-rebuildable boxes wearing or worse, failing.

as a former 124 coupe owner i do miss the charm of italian cars but maybe this will add a little to my 510.