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bob1963
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From: Highland,Illinois
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 05-22-2006 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob1963        Reply w/Quote
Hi all,anyone know if a 1965 , 1966 Mustang steering shaft spline is the same size as the one used on a 1963 Falcon ? I want to buy a reproduction 1965/1966 Mustang steering wheel and use it on my 1963 Falcon,Will it fit the shaft ?

TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
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posted 05-23-2006 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
I think domestic model Fords are all the same from the 50's to the 80's. Your swap shouldn't be a problem.

bob1963
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From: Highland,Illinois
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posted 05-24-2006 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob1963        Reply w/Quote
Hi Tom,
I know that a lot of the early Mustang and Falcon parts will interchange,and I had a good idea that maybe the steering wheels would also,but before I go looking around and buy I would like to be sure that what I get will fit.I didn't know for sure, but I was thinking the Mustang shaft may be larger in diameter than the Falcon ?

cobrajeff
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From: White Lake, MI, USA
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 05-26-2006 07:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobrajeff        Reply w/Quote
I am pretty sure that the Mustang and Falcon steering shafts have the same diameter and splines.

I recently put a Woodgrain '65 Mustang steering wheel on my 1957 Thunderbird - the splines and shaft diameter were identical.

regards,

Jeff

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bob1963
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From: Highland,Illinois
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posted 05-26-2006 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob1963        Reply w/Quote
I have a Grant wood grain on the Falcon now.I guees I could take it off and then take the adapter with me and check it with the Mustang wheel.I'm trying to avoid as much uneeded work as I can.I hoped that some one new for sure,Thanks guys.

RonnieT
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From: Port Allen, La. 70767
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posted 05-26-2006 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RonnieT        Reply w/Quote
On the Grant site they show a different installation kit for the 63.5-64 Falcons. The 65/66 Falcon and Mustang use the same kit, so there is something different and the Mustang wheel may not fit correctly even if the splines and shaft diameter are the same.

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bob1963
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posted 05-26-2006 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob1963        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ronnie,I'm not sure but that maybe for something to do with generator or alternator equiped cars.

TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
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posted 06-02-2006 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
Maybe the horn contacts?

bob1963
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From: Highland,Illinois
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posted 07-14-2006 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob1963        Reply w/Quote
I put a 1964 in and it works fine,Thanks for the help all.

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