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Old 03-29-2006, 10:34 PM
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My car's 40 years old. I put a new engine in it, rebuilt the transmission, reupholstered the seats, new carpet... the works so far. I'm looking to rebuild my steering system. Are there good kits that anyone would suggest to do this? My main goal is that when the steering wheel is pointing straight, the car goes straight, and when I make a turn, then let go of the steering wheel, that the steering wheel goes back to the straight position, and the car goes straight down the road. As it stands, at high RPMs my wheel bearings... I think... start to whine a bit, and when I turn the wheel all the way to the left or the right, the car shakes pretty gnarly, and if it doesn't shake, then it still groans pretty bad. With a rebuilt drive train and engine, I want the steering to be in good shape too. I wanna get my differential rebuilt soon, too, but I know a place to do that already. The last thing after this is body work! I saved that for last, because it's not as important to me as a perfectly operating car. Thanks for your input guys!

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Check out places like NPD, ect. Ask what brand they are stocking. Try to stay away from imported suspension components when posible. There are many vendors selling complete suspension kits, this is the way to go. While you're at it, you may want to do some upgrades, such as lowering your UCA's 1" and back .250" Along with a 1" front bar, an export brace along with a Monte' Carlo bar. These are tried and true mods that give good results. I'd recomend that you go to www.vintage-mustangs.com and poke around. A excellent source of info specifically for vintage Mustangs. There's a guy by the name of "opentracker" who modifies spring perchs with roller bearing to replacde the rubber that does wonders on how the car drives.
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Hydroboost Systems

Flaming River Has A Nice "cradle System" That Comes With Pump. Rack, And New Tilt Stainless Column. Very Nice. We Are Doing A 65 With The Flaming River, Wilwoods, Road Race Springs, Hydroboost, Etc. It Will Be A Completly Differnet Car When Done.
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I just finished a 66 coupe with 200/C4 and I can give you some insight (the do's and don't's) into the process and who to buy parts from. However, I'll have to get back to you in about an hour on this.

I'll also attach some photos of the cars a little later too!
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That sounds perfect, Decho! Do you have AIM? I'd like to have a full conversation with you, because these forums can take too long sometimes. =)
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I don't have an AIM currently but soon.
In the meantime, just send me a PM and I'll give you the details you need.

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