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Ford GT 07-31-2006 09:25 PM

'66 Mustang Power Steering
 
I have a '66 Mustang V8, auto with manual steering. I have a '68 steering box (16:1) and collapsible steering column to install. I installed front discs from a '76 Granada. I also bought the Granada power steering components, thinking that they might be adaptable to the Mustang, but the center link is obviously too long.

Question: If I acquire a '66 Mustang center link for power steering, are the other Granada components usable (servo valve, operating cylinder, etc.)?

Ford GT

KULTULZ 08-01-2006 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ford GT

Question: If I acquire a '66 Mustang center link for power steering, are the other Granada components usable (servo valve, operating cylinder, etc.)?

I think you are going to have to find that out on a trial basis... :(

Bryan59EC 08-01-2006 03:01 PM

I had a 65 once long ago when I lived in Santa Maria, CA--Took the PS right off-liked it better without the PS. I thought those cars were plenty light enough in the front--could almost turn the wheel with one hand with the car stopped.

My opinion only

Bryan :)

onebadmerc 08-02-2006 07:42 PM

The Granada control valve is different than the Mustang control valve. The Granada control valve will physically fit but the hoses are different. The Granada power ram is the same the Mustang besides the hose fittings. To make the Granada control valve and ram work on your Mustang, you will have to have custom made ps hoses. The hoses coming off the valve and ram will have to be the Granada style and the hoses going to the pump will have to be the Mustang style. You will also have to use a Mustang center link with Mustang inner tie rod ends, and you will have to use Granada ps outer tie rod ends to make this all work.

Ford GT 08-02-2006 09:04 PM

ONEBADMERC - Sounds like you have done the Granada-to-'66 Mustang P/S conversion before. I have the Granada pump, so it sounds like the Granada hoses will work (I would use new hoses). I already have Granada outer tie rod ends because I have installed Granada spindles and disc brakes.

Have you actually performed this conversion?

Ford GT

onebadmerc 08-03-2006 09:18 PM

I bought a 1970 Mustang at a auction last January and it was missing half of the suspension. I needed to get the car to a rolling chassis status and had a 77 Granada parts car. To get the 70 Mustang up and moving I used the control valve, lower control arms, the front and rear springs off the Granada. Everything was a bolt in except for the front springs, which I had to cut down a coil. The control valve off the 77 Granada bolted in but the hoses wouldn't work, as stated above. This was done to a 70 Mustang but I would suspect that the 66 Mustang you have isn't much different.

Here is a link to the information on the suspension work I did on the 70 Mustang.
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/1970...ion-75327.html

xntrik 08-07-2006 02:12 PM

You might look into the integral saginaw unit used on the 71-73 Mustangs.


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