Steering Linkage
We used a midyear-style tilt column from Flaming River, which we'll cover more of in the next installment. From the end of the steering column, we made the steering linkage using stainless components from Borgeson, which we then polished. The linkage includes four pieces: one combination universal/damper, one length of 3/4-inch steering shaft, one universal, and one support bearing. We found that an easy way to determine the proper lengths and angles is to mock up the linkage using a dowel for the shaft. The linkage connects to a chromed C4 Corvette rack-and-pinion unit from Unisteer. (See photo 19, steering linkage components; and photo 20, steering linkage installed.)

We also used a billet mount from Flaming River at the firewall to hold the column in place. One note on the firewall mount is that the diameter of the hole through the mount is larger than the diameter of the steering column. A friend of ours from Canada made a bushing to make both fit together.

Brake Master Cylinder
In Part 3 (Apr. '07) we showed a picture (page 48, picture 18) of what the electric/hydraulic power unit looked liked when installed on the chassis. Photo 21 of this installment is a picture of what the brake master looks like when installed. Because the power unit is mounted below on the chassis, only the brake master is mounted to the firewall which gains more space on the firewall. This unit (model No. 10-56) is from ABS Power Brakes.

Next time we'll cover the interior features of the car, including the overall design, upholstery, gauges, A/C system, insulation, rearview mirror/monitor, and custom panels. In the meantime, there are additional pictures and information on our website at www.richsclassic corvettes.com. We're always glad to try to answer any specific questions you might have about our projects.

DIFFICUlTY INDEX ::: IIII
ANYONE'S PROJECT | no tools required I
BEGINNER | basic tools II
EXPERIENCED | special tools III
ACCOMPLISHED | special tools and outside help IIII
PROFESSIONALS ONLY | send this work out IIIII
SOURCE
ABS Power Brakes
www.abspowerbrake.com
Signs by Scavotto
Enfield
CT
American Freedom Products
Candia
NH
SPAL
Be Cool Radiators
Essexville
MI
www.becool.com
Spectre
Borgeson
187 Commercial Blvd.
Torrington
CT  06790
Street & Performance
479-394-5711
www.hotrodlane.cc
Corvette Center Unisteer
www.unisteer.com
Dr. Gas
P.O. Box 499
Sandy
UT  84091
801-563-1111
www.drgas.com
Vetteorama
Flaming River
800 Poertner Dr.
Berea
OH  44017
N/A
4-40/-826-4488
www.flaming-river.com
Vintage Air
10305 I.H. 35 North
San Antonio
TX  78233
800-862-6658