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Old 11-22-2018, 06:33 PM
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Borgenson Power Steering - 1966 Mustang

I'm looking to upgrade the power steering on my 1966 Mustang. I was planning on using the Borgenson Power Steering Converson kit but wanted to see what others thought about the Borgenson System.

Also I have headman headers and am worried that the Borgenson System won't fit with them on there. Anyone have thoughts on that?

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Borgeson Power Steering - 1966 Mustang

I'm looking to upgrade the power steering on my 1966 Mustang. I was planning on using the Borgeson Power Steering Converson kit but wanted to see what others thought about the Borgeson System.

Also I have headman headers and am worried that the Borgeson System won't fit with them on there. Anyone have thoughts on that?
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This writeup from Street Muscle Magazine may help you to decide. The kit looks to be well thought-out and well engineered. It looks like a product that I might buy if I were looking to put power steering in an early Mustang.
https://www.streetmusclemag.com/tech...ssic-mustangs/
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I installed one on a 68 Mustang and found it to work very well. Install required finding new pulleys and shortening the column, but was otherwise simple.
These folks have nice pulleys https://www.cvfracing.com/
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I put that on a '70. Is yours manual or automatic trans? If manual, I have some pics that may expand on the Z-bar fitment. I modified rather than replaced and mine looks different. Simpler. But it was a pain in the neck clearing decent sized primary tubes AND the box.
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Hey, the pics were easy to dig up so here they are. Good or bad, I am posting them in hopes that someone somewhere won't have to go through what I did.

The tight area-



Initial attempt. I had two to mess with.



Study the top of this mockup pic and you can see the flipped section of the bar tack welded in place per the masking paper diagram.



The modified Z-bar.



Installed, with minimal clearance.



The owner and I have given it heck. Him, for several years now. No interference complaints!

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I put that on a '70. Is yours manual or automatic trans? If manual, I have some pics that may expand on the Z-bar fitment. I modified rather than replaced and mine looks different. Simpler. But it was a pain in the neck clearing decent sized primary tubes AND the box.
I have a manual transmission. I figured I would just buy a modified Z-bar instead of modifying the one I have. I have the full length headers and that is my biggest worry is that I won't have the clearance for them.
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Maybe a hydraulic conversion?
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I have a manual transmission. I figured I would just buy a modified Z-bar instead of modifying the one I have. I have the full length headers and that is my biggest worry is that I won't have the clearance for them.
Buyer beware. Some modification of Z-bar may still be required, maybe only bending or notching. In my case, I did not want to dent the pretty headers. Stackup in variation of dimensions on so many cramped components plus factory body structure individuality causes me to advise you to expect to have to do a small something or two to get a prefabricated piece to fit and function just right. If not, fantastic!
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