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Old 12-22-2013, 08:28 PM
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OK experts name that steering

My father in law had some guy in the bay area put this on many years ago. Anyone know what it is?



 
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Ford add-on power steering
 
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:37 PM
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Looks like an old So Cal kit that they sold many years ago
 
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:24 PM
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Ford power assist add on. Was used on everything from passenger cars to big trucks in several forms. **** poor setup IMO, they always seem to leak......parts are extremely expensive if you can find them.
 
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:45 PM
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Definitely a Ford Power steering system. I have that same one on my 68 mustang from the factory. You can still find parts for them from any mustang house. But like Tinman said they are always leaking even when new.
 
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:13 AM
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Concur, looks like the power steering valve on my old '67 Stang. No idea how many hoses I burned through against the long tube headers. No matter how I tried to separate/cover them.
 
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I think GM used the same unit from the mid tolate 50's up through the early 80's

...twitchy at best

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Thanks guys! Yes it leaks like a sieve, that's why I was wondering if it was worth trying to salvage. I think I'd rather go back to manual steering until I have some cash for the toyota kit or something...
 
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Fords units where Bendix or Garresen (sp)
 
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My truck had one of those on it when I bought it. That was the first thing that came off it when I got it home. Numb around straight ahead, then suddenly would kick in. Made the truck wander all over the road with every seam or crown. Absolutely hated it! Good thing is you likely have a suitable PS pump and drive suited to the Toy box.
 
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That my friend is a leak looking for a place to happen.
 
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Definitely a Ford Power steering system. I have that same one on my 68 mustang from the factory. You can still find parts for them from any mustang house.
There are two different types of passenger car P/S control valves and ram cylinders, two different seal kits for both these parts.

1953/60 is one type, 1961/80 is the other. Which version has been swapped into this truck?

Tricky: Garrison Power Assist P/S applies to 1973/75 F100/150 4WD's & 1973, 1974 F250 4WD's before serial number T80,001.

Bendix Power Assist P/S: 1974 F250 4WD from serial number T80,001, 1975/77 F250 4WD's.
 
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Gothca Bill. Thanks. I hated them when I had the shop. Never do remember any working right. And there wasn't much around to convert them to anything in the early 80's when they started pukein and jerkin.
 
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Anyone know what parts I need to get it back to stock? Maybe I can just take the piston piece off and remove all the lines for now?
 
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Buy a drag link rebuild kit, I believe all the rest will simply unbolt. It appears the control valve replaces the normal end plug and cups on the rear end of the drag link.

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