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77pinto 2 or 3 bolts for steering rack?
« on: August 12, 2015, 11:52:23 AM »
    I have a 77 non power steering rack with 2 big  mount bolts. It looks like it uses 3. Do I need another bolt/ thanks

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Re: 77pinto 2 or 3 bolts for steering rack?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 12:38:29 PM »
NO! Pintos only use two. No hole for a third.
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Re: 77pinto 2 or 3 bolts for steering rack?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 03:52:51 PM »
The only pintos that use the third bolt were the 74 and early 75 pintos ,  late 75 and later they did not , pure overkill ,
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Re: 77pinto 2 or 3 bolts for steering rack?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 04:28:49 PM »
This past weekend I took a standard rack out of a 77 and replaced the power rack
on a 76. I believe both were previously untouched to look at them. The power
rack was a two bolt and the manual was a three bolt. The provisions were there
were there on both cars to go either way. I believe three bolts is overkill, but I
used them anyway. I could take pic's if anyone wanted to see, as both motors
are out of the cars at this point.
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Re: 77pinto 2 or 3 bolts for steering rack?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 09:43:27 PM »
I have a 76 wagon with the 2.8 and power steering. My rack has 3 bolts.
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