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Old 01-25-2012, 01:36 PM
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1965 f100 power steering help!

i have a 1965 f100 2wd and have read a few forums on this conversion, i got a power steering gear box from a 1975 f150 2wd, and i have a pump on the front of my motor from i believe a 1992 mustang, i have mounted the gear box and shortened my steering column, however i have just come across the fact that the shaft for the pitman arm is larger on this new gear box and the pitman arm for the 75 has a ball joint where the arm from the 65 does not, does anybody know what arm i need to get? i am hoping there's a car out there with the same size output shaft on the pitman arm and no ball joint on the other end so that i can use it on my 65 tie rods. any help is greatly appreciated thank you
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I think if you get the steering linkage from the '75, that will solve your problem.
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Are you sure that the steering gear is out of an F150? It should have a non-serviceable pitman arm (no ball-joint). Did you pull the box from the donor? Something doesn't seem right here.
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I got a power steering gear box from a 1975 f150 2wd, and I have a pump on the front of my motor from what I believe is a 1992 Mustang.
1965/77 P/S pumps have a steel reservoir. The P/S Pressure Hose threads onto the pump.

1978: Ford changed the P/S pump on everything except Econolines, has a plastic reservoir. This pump was used into the 1990's.

The P/S Pressure Hose has a straight tube on the pump end with an o-ring on it. It connects to the pump w/a qwik connect fitting.
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i just did the same conversion on my '65 last month. all of the aftermarket pitman arms that i found had the ball joint made into them. i tried an '80 pitman arm(no ball joint) and it fit(hooray!) but it was "clocked" wrong(ughh!) and wouldnt work. i asked the guy at the parts house why it had a ball joint made on it and no one could tell me.

i finally found one on ebay of all places from a 79 f150 with power steering and it worked. so i would say youre going to have to search and search for a salvage yard that has what your looking for.

now for bad news part 2. my truck also has a late model mustang pump on it. guess what? you are going to have to have the lines made.

i had to get a pressure line for a 75 and a pressure line for 92 mustang. then you find someone that can make lines have them cut the gear box end off the 75 and the pump end off the 92 and have them made into a new line. use the return line from the 75 cause you just clamp the other end on the ford pump. its not that big of a deal once you find someone to make the lines.

do you have the serpentine setup? are you running ac? i have the ac delete bracket and belt for the serpentine set up w/o ac if you need it(with the belt).

know thats not what you wanted to hear but hope that helps. im me or email me if you need more info. whobock@gmail.com ill help all i can. i wanted to pull my hair out before i figured it out so i know where youre at.
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Power steering??? Don't need no stinkin' power steering...!
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