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67Fback
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From: Garden City, NY
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-09-2001 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fback   Click Here to Email 67Fback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have any experience with or knowledge of those adapters that convert a PS set-up to manual by replacing the valve body. They seem to be everywhere and reasonably priced ( $ 125-150). Are there any negative effects on the other components? Is it really just a straight swap where you retain the original centerlink? I'm waiting on one from Virginia Mustang, so i guess I shoulda asked BEFORE I ordered but I wasn't crazy about the "loose" steering and it sounded like a good approach.

Again, thanks and Happy Mustangin...

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Scott (69Mach)
Gearhead

Posts: 800
From: Walnut Creek, CA USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-09-2001 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I installed a converter in my '69. Haven't driven it yet, but the installation was easy with the engine out. Don't know what it'd be like with the engine in.

Good luck,

Scott

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Tom351
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From: Marietta,GA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 04-09-2001 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom351   Click Here to Email Tom351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took my control valve apart and modified it so it would be basically be soild so there would be no play in the steering

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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 04-09-2001 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$125 to $150??

For that money just replace the tie rod center link and pitman and idler arms and make it a proper manual setup.

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 04-10-2001 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good man 67Fback! Get rid of that girlyman power steering.

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