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Old 02-09-2010, 10:29 AM
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I jack up the front end spport it on stands and turn the wheel lock to lock till the air is out

Less stress then driving it with air in the system.




Plus this box looks to be manual but with the slave cylinder and crap making it power steering.

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Old 02-09-2010, 11:04 AM
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Still seams like it takes forever! Did mine on an 88 f-bird and it took at least 30- 45 min for it to finally shut up! Maybe because it was a GM sport box.
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So shes wanting to buy the box now. What do I look for? Im not a ford guy. I tried looking and it says short shaft long shaft 1" input 1 1/8" input. how can I find out what she has so shes buys the right part?


Just replacing the box straight across I dont want to do anything special to it.

did you try the adjustment ? its your money to throw away , but iam betting it just needs adjusted.
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camino,

Wild Thing is right,,,it just needs adjustment....

CRS=the screw driver adjust is left hand threads for tighter I think and the nut is right hand to lock it down or vice versa)
hold the screw firm, release the lock nut and turn the screw counter clockwise,,,it will only turn about 1/4-1/2 and be tight (enough),,,,then lock down the nut while holding the screw in that position...
5 minutes,,,it's good for another 10 years with no left-right free play

there is a second adjustment,,,there is a big spanner type nut where the shaft goes in,,,,that adjusts the end play for worm gear and shaft,,,just nudge that clockwise (5*'s?) and the wheel won't feel loosy-goosy,,,while turning it...
(puts a tiny bit of constant wheel turning resistance in)

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Old 02-09-2010, 05:23 PM
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The box is toast I think I tried adjusting it the screw only tunrs an 1/8th turn each direction.


Its not my money its going to be hers.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:33 PM
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He had it backwards anyway. Some adjusters have allen wrench holes and some oldies have flat tip screwdriver slots either way, they both turn clockwise.
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camino,
here's some tag decode and ratio info:

http://www.themustangshop.com/steerbox.cfm

and any of the mustang resto parts houses will have a 68' box....

example:
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Sub...KeyWords=EMO44

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