steering box and linkage

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hotrodron
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steering box and linkage

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Hey fellow Cometiacs ! does anyone know if theres a difference between manual and power steering boxes? how about the Pittman arm and tierods? Car isa 65 404 2dr. originally a 6 w/auto trans. Previous owner(s) converted to a 302V8 w/ AOD. they also replaced front brakes w/ manual disc. any thoughts????? Ron

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The only difference is ratios, unless it is 64 or earlier v8 which had a bigger output/pitman arm shaft,but 65s were all the same. PS box is 16:1 ,,Manual is 19 or 20: 1 PS box with have about 4 turns of the wheel from lock to lock,manual will be 5+ turns. if it has a tag on top get the number/code & you can decode it ;
http://www.stangerssite.com/steeringboxtagdecoder.html

6 cyl cars have different tierods/linkage & idler/pitmans & spindles. If the PO changed motor/trans he may have changed other parts. chances are if it still has 4 lug spindles then it is probably still factory steering parts
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4 or 5 lug discs?
Pics of steering parts would get you all the info
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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5 lug discs are on the car. how do I find out if the spindles are 6 or v8?

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6 cyl had 4 lug,V8 had 5. the 5th digit in your vin will tell you what engine the came from factory with if you are not sure about it starting out as a 6cyl. maybe someone has already upgraded to V8 steering linkages.

what are your concerns about the boxes differences? bad box?
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hotrodron wrote:5 lug discs are on the car. how do I find out if the spindles are 6 or v8?
if you threw up a few pics with your questions you could get good answers quick
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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Probably a Granada-type spindle. As stated pics are a huge help. If there are any Foooooord part #’s on the spindles that’s good info also. In a nutshell, it doesn’t take that many parts to do it right...though you can use that many or more and do it WRONG! :D :lol: :lol:
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I've tried to send pix but no go. I am a dinosaur.with this stuff. steering is sloppy. car was originally a 200ci6 w/auto trans. Rev. owner swapped a 302 v8 w/AOD. had power steering but removed. linkage for p/s used with control valve swap made . the part is from Autokrafters. I want to do it right . thanks....Ron

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hello guys.... I found the following numbers on my spindles.....C6oA 31071 and C60A 31081.. any info on spindle type? Thanks.....Ron

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I googled the numbers, 67 Mustang and bunch of other stuff
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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