I dont think the color of the car will have any bearing on the turning radius, but I could be wrong.rose62 said:Do you guys know offhand what is the stock radius? For a Nightmist Blue '66 with manual steering, haha! I am looking at adapting the front of a Nissan 240sx to my '66. I joined a forun for that model and I will inquire about the turning radius of that car. As far as I can tell it is the closest to ideal, i.e. rear steer (R&P), true McPherson strut (as opposed to the Fox modified strut arrangement), single pivot LCA (though I would probably use the stock LCA), discs and a large aftermarket parts selection.
To be in a mall and attempt to do a 90 degree into a parking space, and have to back up to correct...or to make a U turn and have to back up and correct to complete the turn are not my idea of small sacrifices. On another post, a guy put a pic of his 65 showing the wheel at max turning, with his R&P, and it was a big enough difference to be noticeable.gwmats said:I just came in from doing my 65 FB with Randalls Rack power R&P. I've got 16 inch wheels and am running 225/50 tires all around. The diameter of my circle was 34' 4" measured from the inside wheel. My radius, therefore is 17' 2". That would mean my R&P steering has increased the turning radius by 2' 10" over what Midlife has calculated using the info from the 1966 brochure. The difference sounds about right. We may not be exactly on the money but I believe we are real close. So now we know what small sacrifice we who went R&P have to bear. Thanks guys for helping us all solve this mystery.