Photography by the author
In the ongoing saga of Mike Washington’s Pure Evil Fox Mustang racer, progress is continuous in preparation for the 2019 NMRA season. The Limited Street machine spent quite a bit of time at EB Custom Works in Ronkonkoma, New York, for a list of much-needed upgrades including Team Z torque boxes, a Strange rear-end, TBM brakes, and most recently, an IDIDIT Performance steering column.
Founded over 30 years ago, IDIDIT offers a huge variety of steering columns for just about every custom and restoration application under the sun, but recently it added high-performance columns to its repertoire. The expansion into the performance realm began with two models under the IDIDIT Performance brand: Pro Fab and Pro Lite. While the Pro-Lite column is perfect for anything from street/strip use to road and touring high-performance applications, the Pro Fab is a base model ideal for pure race/strip applications.
Obviously, Washington chose a column from the latter line for Pure Evil, the Pro-Fab Straight Steering Column (PN 1090879355). According to IDIDIT Performance, the model weighs just 4.6 pounds (That isn’t a typo. They’re really that light!), and is a no-frills, retrofit column for drag racing and competition applications not utilizing turn signals, a tilt system, or any other heavier luxuries. In other words, it’s perfect for an all-out drag car like Pure Evil.
Eric Bardekoff, the owner of EB Custom Works, performed the quick and simple installation. The original column was previously unhooked and removed. Before beginning the process, he faced the front wheels forward, and set the steering toe reasonably close. Check out the captions to see the straightforward the installation process.
EB Custom Works