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Greg Pettit
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From: Dallas, TX
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 06-19-2003 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greg Pettit   Click Here to Email Greg Pettit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone ever swap one of these into a 70-71 Torino?

Anyone have specs on input and pitman shaft sizes? External dimensions or bolt patterns?

Thanks,

Greg

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Hemikiller
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posted 06-19-2003 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greg, I've been contemplating this swap for quite a while. I had nothing but problems with my 70's power steering system. I had planned to go manual, but with a 460, 4 speed, and the intentions to make it a cruiser kinda require P/S.

I had a couple 72 Mustangs that I parted out, but the frame rails in the steering box area were just too far gone to be of any use. I'm still looking, and when I find a parts car with a decent rail section, I'm going to save it for the Torino. I think it should work, considering the similarity of the engine compartments. I haven't done any real research on this yet, but the thought is still active....

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Greg Pettit
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posted 06-19-2003 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greg Pettit   Click Here to Email Greg Pettit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I kinda wish I had saved my '73 coupe, I junked it with the steering intact 10 years ago.

I did not realize that the frame rails were much different between the two. I guess the steering box is much bigger and wider?

There is a guy on the torino forum named Jim Fouty who was working on an adapter for this swap last year, but I don't know if he's made much headway, as it sounded like he had a lot on his plate at the time.

Greg

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