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Anyone use one of these Mustang power steering kits?

I have a 68 Mustang manual steering box under a 39 Willys w/dropped axle. Been thinking of converting to power steering and keep seeing these kits:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1964-...Z1218464946841

Has anyone ever used these? Expensive? - yes. Just reading the description on the box makes me very leary (even worse than my communication skills) but seems like a very simple way to put power steering under the Willys and keep the stance.

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Why you do care which components steering-wise command attention of your consciousness specifically? Utilization of installing after the industrial installation this box particularly suits to your intentional work-wise application.
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Why you do care which components steering-wise command attention of your consciousness specifically? Utilization of installing after the industrial installation this box particularly suits to your intentional work-wise application.
I'm sorry but you lost me or are you being facetious? Maybe you are driving home a point. Stay away from this kit?
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Hey, just think, if they let a MAJOR error like the description go by the inspectors, just think of what great quality control you will find in the box.
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I'm sorry but you lost me or are you being facetious? Maybe you are driving home a point. Stay away from this kit?

Just giving the same advice as on the box!
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Thanks all. Figured as much but needed confirmation.
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Looks like chinese junk to me.

Having a house in the Glendale (Phoenix) area, and having scouted out hot rod shops there, I have never seen that store. Next time I'm in Phoenix, I'l see if I can check it out.
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Looks like chinese junk to me.
That would be my concern as well. A friend bought an aftermarket new manual box for an unrelated car (and it was made in South America, I think).

When I put it in, I could not find the normal "high spot" that is supposed to be machined into the gear set. There needs to be that "spot" so you can set the proper freeplay as the wheel is turned slightly off center in either direction. All I could find was a bind about a half turn from full lock to the right

So, wasted money, and a car that still does not feel right. It actually won't return that good as you come out of a turn in one direction.


That's a shame about not being able to trust that setup, as I know people with early Mustangs that want to go to P/S, but don't want the old type slave cylinder.
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As far as I know it a steering box from a Toyota. The picture of the kit is taken from this side: www.abspowerbrake.com/newproducts.html
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I remember seeing something about this thing on one of the Mustang forums sometime back and they were bad-mouthing it pretty bad. The main thing they were upset about however may not be a problem for you, the angle it was mounted and the pitman arm length was wrong. It is a Toyota box and as such it should be decent quality but if it is the same vendor then look out! I think they were all having trouble getting in touch with him for help with the problems but as I said before it was mostly pitman arm and box mounting angle problems which may not matter much if it is not to be a Mustang installation.
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As far as I know it a steering box from a Toyota. The picture of the kit is taken from this side: www.abspowerbrake.com/newproducts.html
This is encouraging. I really don't want the kit. All I want is a power assist steering box. Since I already have a mustang box I was hoping I could just bolt this box in place and connect to a pump.

Any idea what year Toyota? Guess I better check the Toyota boards as well as the Mustangs.
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It don't look like the same box, but there is pics and info about using a Toyota box in a Mustang in this long thread. Pics of the box on this page: http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/sh.../1464767/tp/4/
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