Not trying to be a D!ck but its really not up to me to tell how the R&P was done. IMO
Les has a family and makes a living working primarily on Datsun's, which is something that I admire him for, and as far as I'm concerned the design of the R&P is his intellectual property.
If he wants to tell everyone who rings him up exactly how he did it then that's entirely up to him. But I don't believe I have the right to disclose that information, and feel it would be insulting to him if I were to do so.
The only reason I chimed in is because of the misinformation that was being given in relation to it. It hasn't even been finished or tested.
This particular rack and pinion is going in a purpose built race car and he is correct in saying that is probably not something people would entertain on the cost/benefit scale for a street car.
I agree with you 100% as I spoke to Les. He is more than happy to have a chat with me about the idea but, also all too willing to tell me realistically that, for a road car/weekend warrior, it just is not something most people will even consider. He was not happy to go into details aside to say it was not the escort rack.
What he did is his engineering and completely his design. More power to him. I am not clever enough.
If there were a method to get one of these set up in the car that i am building for a reasonable cost, i'd jump on it. but... from what I have read and what Mr Les has said, that will not be happening any time soon.
Time will come were R&P will be the only viable option and it seems to be the one missing part now that you can get guards / bonnets repro and a large assortment of rust repair panels (and good steering IMHO is up their with good brakes)
I really hope you are right mate. It seems to be the missing link for sure. The one MAJOR thing that would make a MASSIVE difference to the car's handling. Les was more than happy to have a chat with me, maybe have a chat with him directly mate and see what you guys come up with??