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  1. new steering box for my 67

    Ranchero Pages
    I am in the market for a new steering box and am leaning towards a Quick Ratio Steering Box 16:1. I was told to make sure i get a new rod as well because the stock is different??? Has anyone done this upgrade and where did you purchase? thank you
  2. 1968 Montego steering and heater questions

    All Ford Techboard
    Hi Everyone, I'm hoping someone with more expertise can help me with the following questions. Picture 1 - Steering Box and Column. The left arrow points to the steering box refill opening. I found the box completely full to the top of a black waxy grease. I'm assuming they packed it at...
  3. Steering wheel for 66 Fairoane with manual steering

    Fairlane Pages
    Hey everyone, Looking for some advice on what size steering wheel I should get? Currently I have a 14"', which makes it extremely difficult to maneuver at slow speeds. Would 15" be good enough, or perhaps go with a 16". Thanks in advance for your help!
  4. 1962 Ford Ranchero Steering Column Repair

    Ranchero Pages
    Steering went out on my '62 Ranchero. I thought it was the gear box and proceeded to attempt to remove the box. After much wrenching (and swearing and crying) and googling, I learned that the gear box and steering column are all one piece. Okay, so now I've got the steering wheel off, the...
  5. Outer Tie Rod to Adjuster To Inner thread mismatch

    Falcon Pages
    I'm in the middle of doing the oft-recommended swap to all 65 V8 Manual steering parts on my '64 Falcon. I thought I'd be able to use my outer tie rod end and adjusters to connect to the new inners I just bought. NOPE. See below. Top is the old setup, bottom is the new setup. Specifically...
  6. 67 ranchero sparks from steering

    Ranchero Pages
    I have a 67 ranchero restomod with a 1990 5.0 and tremec 5-speed. Every so often I am getting sparks coming from the steering column. It happens mostly when coming down hill and turning left. lots of sparks. I figure there is something missing or not put together properly in my column. any...
  7. Steering gearbox swap

    Galaxie Pages
    I have been looking at threads most of the day and have been unable to find a post on this. I have a 1964 Galaxie 500 XL, 390 with power steering. Have rebuilt the control, power steering pump, all new hoses, all new front end bushings, alignment and new radial tires. Like what appears to be...
  8. Steering Wheel Bearing Access

    Galaxie Pages
    How do I get the white plastic piece (on the left side) out of the steering column for access to the bearing? My steering crunches when I turn the wheel and I'd like to clean out that contact.
  9. 1961 Galaxie Suspension Swap

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    Hey Guys and Gals. I have a question to put to you all. My daughter has a 1961 Galaxie - 352, 3-speed overdrive, manual steering - that we are having a devil of a time trying to get to steer correctly. The only thing that we haven't done is replace the center link. The pitman arm end of the...
  10. 64 Falcon steering upgrades.. On A Budget.

    Falcon Pages
    hi i have a 64 Falcon Futura with a 289/ C4 transmission. been working on it for sometime now but i simply cant afford the Mustang 2 front suspension anytime soon. So i was hoping someone on here would have other suggestions for better handling. I heard of people upgrading to a 65 mustangs...
  11. Power Steering Help

    Galaxie Pages
    What's up folks, I'm looking for a little help on fixing my Power Steering in my '63 Fastback. Long story short, a while back the steering started to get noisy (doesn't sound like grinding, more like a moaning/hissing) and very muddy/tough to turn. I checked belts and fluid levels - belts are...
  12. How to Remove Steering Shaft from box? (64 manual steering)

    Falcon Pages
    I know it's one piece with the box. I'm rebuilding my box, so I'm taking it all apart. Got the box out (that was fun...), got the sector shaft out, and per the manual the next thing to do is remove the "steering shaft bearing adjuster and cup", then pull the steering shaft and ball nut out...
  13. 1962 Galaxie front ride height?

    Galaxie Pages
    New to this site and hoping to get a little help. I have a 1962 Galaxie 500XL and I need new front springs, does anyone have the measurement from center spindle to the wheel well lip on a stock height suspension, my car is lowered and I do not know how low. Thanks...
  14. Idler Arm Bushing: Where does this go?

    Falcon Pages
    This is on '64 I-6 manual steering, looks like this: I'm freshening up my steering bits, so I picked up a new idler arm and idler arm bushing. I assumed the bushing somehow fit inside the fat section of the idler arm, but nope: it's just a rod end/ball joint: So, where does the idler arm...