[DML] Flex Coupling in Whatever You Choose to Call the Metal Rod that Co
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[DML] Flex Coupling in Whatever You Choose to Call the Metal Rod that Connects the Ste



Too dark for pictures (I'll take some tomorrow), but the test drive was a success. Anyone who doubts the efficacy of a flexible coupling in whatever you choose to call the metal rod that connects the steering wheel to the steering rack is welcome to test drive my car at DCS. Unfortunately the pavement in Florida is in very good condition (or at least it was two years ago), so you won't get the full northeast effect.

Note that this is not a permanent mod. A stock whatever you choose to call the metal rod that connects the steering wheel to the steering rack can be reinstalled at any time. 

To be brutally honest, the flex coupling and hardware look just like a Help! brand kit. I test fit a rubber disc from Help! Part #31005 and it fits perfectly (that's the same disc I buy for my vintage Lincolns). 

Tonight's test drive convinced me to bring my single plane intake manifold in the passenger seat. Dual plane manifolds are very nice to start and drive around on, but single plane manifolds are just plain faster. It takes about 5 minutes to swap manifolds, so anyone who is curious about the difference can test drive both. On the same engine, with the same ignition, a single plane manifold shifts the entire power band towards higher RPM's.

Speaking of ignition: I am running a Ford ignition module at the moment. Personally I don't think it makes a hill of beans difference from the Bosch module (performance wise), but they are plug & play interchangeable so anyone who is curious can test drive both of them as well. Ford modules are of course cheaper and easier to locate should it ever need to be replaced.

Bill Robertson
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