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74merc
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posted 03-06-2001 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
just a question here...
what do I have to swap to go manual?
not counting rerouting my water pump belt, just swap the centerlink?
just getting tired of fixing and worrying about my power steering parts.
gracias

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine Toys: '70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150
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posted 03-07-2001 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the steering gear.

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74merc
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posted 03-07-2001 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
talking about the steering box itself?
why? other than an easier steering ratio?

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-07-2001 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What kind of a car please??????

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67coupe
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posted 03-07-2001 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey merc dont change the link just put on a manual adapter about any mustang mag. has them advertized any. good luck

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67 coupe soon to have 351c
87 bronco II on 33's
30 model A currently rustbucket

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74merc
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posted 03-08-2001 03:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my Comet.
what is the manual adapter? describe it if you please...
curious.

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67coupe
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posted 03-08-2001 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey merc it is just a ball joint that replaces the valve on the end of the center link. all u have to do is screw off the valve and screw on the new joint and hook it to the old pitman arm.
oh and the reason steve said change the gearbox is because the splined shaft is diffrent size on manual and power gearboxes.
good luck on whatever you do.

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87 bronco II on 33's
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posted 03-08-2001 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who manufactures and markets this adapter? Anyone know?

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67coupe
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posted 03-08-2001 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Alex and Merc Mustangs plus has one for 135$ with a lifetime warrenty the article doesnt say who makes it though.
i found it in a mustang and fords mag. hope this helps out

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67 coupe soon to have 351c
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74merc
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posted 04-18-2001 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anyone find a company name or address/website that carries that power/manual converter yet?
bout to buy a new waterpump, still having cooling problems, going to route my power steering pump out of there...

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74merc
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posted 04-18-2001 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
can anyone verify that this part will work on my Comet?
says 67-70 Mustang power/manual conversion kit.
http://store.yahoo.com/mustangplace/musmansteera.html
I've actually got the money in hand... damn, that sounds funny...

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66 coupe
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posted 04-19-2001 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66 coupe   Click Here to Email 66 coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just put one on my car last night. Years ago I put a 74 Maverick PS system on the old coupe. I wanted to convert back to manual without having to find all the odl Mustang stuff.

I can verify that the 67-70 Mustang adapter fits the Maverick center link to convert back to manual steering. EVery easy to install.

got mine from www.restoremustangs.com for less.

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74merc
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posted 04-19-2001 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
gracias

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