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From: Dacula, GA
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posted 10-30-2001 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since I'm going with 1 7/8 headers, I'll go ahead and ditch the portly power-assist steering while I'm at it. What's the best way to do this? Is just swapping to factory manual steering stuff the simplest/most practical, or can I use one of those $125 pieces places like Mustangs Unlimited sells?

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posted 10-30-2001 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What I did (and it hasn't been tested yet) was to get a manual-steering drag link, new tie-rod ends and sleeves, a new manual-steering idler arm, and a manual-steering pitman arm (most of the stuff came from Mustangs Unlimited). The only thing that was hard to find was the pitman.

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posted 10-30-2001 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought one of the conversions to convert from PS to manual on my 69. Im wondering about how it will work myself. I guess it is a proven item but have been told from a couple people those have been nick named widow makers. That sounds un-settling but they did not go into detail as to why the nick name.
In my case Im running a heavy fat block 460, there was no info included as to load limitations for the piece. That sucker fails and your S$%$wed!!! These parts houses sell them, myself would like to contact the manufacture to ask them first hand what the deal is on them. Does anyone know who to contact?

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