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tomstir
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From: San Jose CA USA
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 10-15-2001 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomstir   Click Here to Email tomstir     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does any one know if the complete steering (box, pitman/idlerarm, centerlink, tie rod and adjusting sleeves) from a 65 mustang will fit on a 64 falcon? The steering box looks like it will bolt right up. The idlerarm has 3 holes on the falcon and only 2 on the mustang...none match up, but there is a hole on the exterior of the frame (not being used) which looks like it will line up with the mustang one. A friend said his brother did the swap and there weren't any problems. I believe that the falcon steering changed on 6/10/64 to the 65 stuff. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks
Tomstir

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64 falcon sedan delivery
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tomstir
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posted 10-19-2001 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomstir   Click Here to Email tomstir     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone!!?? Ok... let's try another approach. Does anyone have a 65 falcon and could they tell me how many bolts are holding their idler arm to the frame...2 or 3?

Any help is appreciated

Tom

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Just Jim
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From: So Cal
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posted 10-19-2001 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Jim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom, I used '65 V8 Falcon manual steering pitman,center link,inner tie rods and idler on my '62.The idler arm for a '65 has 2 bolts holding it on same as '60-'62.The '63 and '64 V8 cars have the 3 bolt set up.I have heard that the Mustang centerlink and pitman arm won't work on a Falcon,but not sure why.The Mustang parts sure are cheaper to buy tho.

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roger
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From: ontario, canada
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posted 12-30-2004 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
front ends parts for the most are specific to F'lane. If you want to wait a few weeks i'\m pulling my complete front end ,with 11" granda breaks , for a mustang 11 install.

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cpmaverick
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From: Santa Clarita, CA
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posted 12-31-2004 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fairlane yes, Falcon no. I don't know about Falcon to Mustang interchange but the Fairlane box is very different-- it is also the same as the Maverick/Comet.

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TomP
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posted 01-11-2005 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mustang stuff fits but the steering wheel shaft is longer. A bonus is that the steering becomes much more precise too. Only bad part is the wheel will be 2" out from the signal switch unless you use the outer column jacket from the Mustang.

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