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Old 05-31-2004, 02:54 PM
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Question Power Steering Conversion

I just bought my first truck, and now I'm experencing all of the obsticals along the way. I must say even with gas prices as high as they are I still drive my truck.

I was wondering if anyone might have any info on converting my manual steering to power steering.

Now I've been told by some guru's at work that a box from 78' will work, but I've notices the pitman arm is pointing forward, and mine is pointing backwords.

Then a buddy of mind said something about a company on the web that offers the power box, and ram assist, but I can't find it. Oh same goes for the adaptor needed to go from the manual steering column, to power box.

Any help would be great. I don't think my arms can get much bigger.
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:49 PM
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Because of the year of your truck (72?), you should be able to find a donor in the salvage yard with P/S and pull all the parts you need.

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1968 Cougar XR7 (wife's toy)
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Old 06-01-2004, 05:47 PM
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It's actually a 67, but the body doesn't look like a 67...so as for the year I'm not real sure. I don't think that will make much difference though...didn't everything stay pretty much the same from 67 to 73?
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Old 06-02-2004, 12:00 PM
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You are correct, the 65-66 shared a lot of goodies and then the 67-79 finished out the lineup. The differences between the 67-72 and 73+ were changes to the rear portion of the frames, as welll as moving the gas tank, if my short term memory serves me right

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1968 Cougar XR7 (wife's toy)
2001 F350 Long-Crew-Dual-4x4-7.3L TD Hoss
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Old 06-02-2004, 04:36 PM
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Hey Mike,
I noticed you spoted my HEI Ford distriburtor. It's provided by Performance Distributors out of Memphis, TN.

Basically it's the exact same thing as the GM HEI system. Uses single wire feed, 50,000 volt Secondary, vaccum & mechanical Advance, and plugs can be gapped to nearly .060". Way better than other options. plus the race applications are stable to 9,000 rpm, and only draw 2-3 amps, vs. most ign boxes pul 10 or more.
I would have to say if your going to be turning some RPM, then it's a must have. I can turn 7500RPM with out breaking a sweat.


I hope that answers any questions you may of had. Got anymore on it and I'll dig up the dirt.
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