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Old 10-21-2013, 03:06 PM
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Mustang II frt end conversion to Power steering

I have recently purchased a 34 Chev Street Rod with Mustand II frt end with Corvette FI engine. Probably mid eighties engine. Corvette rear suspension .4 wheel disc brakes Mostly fiber glass body has AC . I want to add power str. Do they have a complete ket or does one buy the Mustang II power rack and a pump . Where to mount and the type I have no idea . So say GM with valve to lower the pressure . Since I am dealing with an early Corvette motors should I use a Corvette PS pump ? What pulley to adapt ect would be most compatiable . ? Wheels are Fosse with Kumo Ru Run flats Will have to check the size. Very difficult to turn at low speed.

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Dallas

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First, find out exactly what rack you have, they use "Mustang II" to describe just about any Ford R&P. A power rack should swap right in where the manual rack was. Use the GM pump and whatever brackets that fit your engine and clear all obstructions along with a $20 flow reducer. You can use Google images to see what's available. You'll need to fab lines or buy them pre-made, but wait until after everything is mounted up.

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S10xGN pretty much covered it - only thing I'd add is that some GM style pumps can be bought that produce less pressure, so the flow reducer might not be needed (900 psi vs 1200). Check out 'Tuff Stuff' - they have them.
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Or, you could be a real hot rodder and fabricate brackets to mount the Ford pump on the front of the Chevy motor. I never understood using a Chevy pump on an MII rack. Use the proper pump to begin with.
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Pwr str for Mustang II str rack

Tks to all who replied . I will get it on a lift to be sure what is there now and get back as needed. I do not have the equipment or kowledge to fabricate for the conversion . I really need the closest thing to a kit I can buy . I will see who might be available in a local club to help. Tks again for the input.

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t bird rack

I have read that a few years T birds used Higher pressure, same as gm, and should be a bolt in swap and use the gm pump
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I have considered swapping my manual rack for a power rack in my sedan. I don't have an MII rack, mine is from an Omni (goes behind the cross member). Like a lot of racks, the power version of mine would also be a lower pressure model. I'll be mounting a GM pump on my SBC, if I do the swap.
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check out the custom classic trucks tech article "Ford F-1 Suspension Upgrade - Size Matters" sept 01 2012 on google. it does a pretty good explanation of where the pivot points should be on a tie rod compared to where the control arm pivots are. if the wrong rack is installed you will get terrible bump steer and an unsafe car.. every time you go over a bump the steering changes because the tie rods don't pivot in the same arc as the control arms. heidts used to have an article as well but i couldn't find it on short notice.the same logic applies to cars as does trucks.
Ilike that idea of mounting a ford pump on a chevy the pressure would be right then.
something to think about anyway.
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