Soooo.. I'm in the planning stages for the front suspension and steering now...
I measured out the rear trackwidth based off the WMS (wheel mating surface) and mocked up the frontend with the same measurements. Here you can see the knuckle sitting about where it will with the finished suspension.
Total measurement is 31.5" to wheel mating surface from the centerline of the 442 chassis:
Front view of the same..
Worked on dismantling the steering rack to see how it goes together, and came up with a great idea on how to put the steering together without a lot of expensive parts...
Found that the end of the rack sports an M14x1.5" threaded hole. This will allow me to secure a clevis to mount a high misalignment heim joint on the end of the rack:
This heim joint will then allow use of a swaged chromoly steel tie rod adjuster for a standard sprint car application. At the knuckle, I'll drill out the tapered tie rod end hole to accept a 1/2" or 5/8" bolt on which another high misalignment (left hand threaded) heim will be mounted. This will really simplify things and I wont have to bother with making a custom tie rod nor will I have to purchase the Porsche 930 turbo tie rod kit for the 914 rack.
Here are the ends of the stock Porsche 914 tie rod ends:
Here are the Nissan 240sx control arm ends. I hacked these off to start making the lower A arms for the frontend:
And heres a shot of the backend with all the A arms in place: