Brought to you in part by:

.

Shop Eastwood for your Auto Restoration Needs!


  Mustangsandmore Forums
  '64 1/2 to '73 -- The Classic Mustang
  Another power-to-manual conversion question

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Another power-to-manual conversion question
deadhead
Gearhead

Posts: 153
From:
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 10-19-2002 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deadhead   Click Here to Email deadhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been driving The White Stallion for a few days with the power steering belt off and I like it. To delete the p/s entirely, do I need to switch out the pitman and idler arms, too, or can I just get away with changing the center link, and one tie rod and tie rod adjuster?

deadhead

IP: Logged

RonnieT
Gearhead

Posts: 637
From: Port Allen, La. 70767
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-19-2002 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RonnieT   Click Here to Email RonnieT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They make a manual steering adaptor that takes the place of the control valve, so you do not have to change any other parts. Most of the Mustang parts houses handle this part.

------------------
Ronnie
69 mach1 351W-4V engineless at the time!
70 Torino GT 351C-4v with a "shaker"
Mustangs and More Member #23

IP: Logged

deadhead
Gearhead

Posts: 153
From:
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 10-19-2002 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deadhead   Click Here to Email deadhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
RonnieT,

I failed to mention I have a '65. The manual adapter is for '67s to some other year I don't care about at this moment in time, although I yearn for a '67 GTA 390. My fault entirely.

deadhead

IP: Logged

Calcat
Journeyman

Posts: 75
From: Los Angeles, CA
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 10-23-2002 01:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Calcat   Click Here to Email Calcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you'll need to swap the centerlink, everything else should be fine.

IP: Logged

V8 Thumper
Gearhead

Posts: 3529
From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 10-23-2002 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Calcat:
you'll need to swap the centerlink, everything else should be fine.


That's exactally how I did my '65... center link only. Go straight to the alignment shop, as the toe will be way out

IP: Logged

deadhead
Gearhead

Posts: 153
From:
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 10-23-2002 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for deadhead   Click Here to Email deadhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gents,

Thanks for the reply. I do, however, have one comment. In looking through all my Mustang catalogs, the left hand outer tie rod end and adjusting sleeve have different part numbers for manual and power steering. The right V-8 outer tie rod ends and adjusting sleeves are the same regardless.

Sooooooo, you all changed the centerlink but not the left tie rod end and adjuster?

deadhead

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 12015
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-23-2002 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deadhead:
Gents,

Thanks for the reply. I do, however, have one comment. In looking through all my Mustang catalogs, the left hand outer tie rod end and adjusting sleeve have different part numbers for manual and power steering. The right V-8 outer tie rod ends and adjusting sleeves are the same regardless.

Sooooooo, you all changed the centerlink but not the left tie rod end and adjuster?

deadhead


I have not got my done yet.I was told the same info that you said.The left tie rod needs to be changed.I'm going to go ahead and change both tie rods and adjusting sleeves,and the idler arm and the strut rod bushings.That way it all new.

SCOOP

------------------
2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts][Tech Articles]