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Power steering question
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While I have everything out which by the way it was real fun getting the pitman arm off the linkage! Needed a pickle fork and Thors hammer to separate it. Anyway, the tag on the factory box is SPA-AF which I believe is a variable ratio. I didnt really drive this car before pulling it apart so I dont know how the stock one feels. Does it make sense to just send it out to powersteering.com and have him set it up for the faster ratio? I'm not worried about keeping things factory correct with this. She's a restomod.
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#2
That is precisely what I did on my 73 Mach 1 and I could not be happier.
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#3
+1 did the same thing and WOW. what a difference.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#4
How many miles on it? The tag on the box will tell you the ratio. Look up the number on the net.
If not a bunch of miles no need to rebuild. They do not put all new parts in just what they feel is needed. You might only get a new seal out of the deal.


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#5
(04-02-2019, 11:28 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: How many miles on it? The tag on the box will tell you the ratio. Look up the number on the net.
If not a bunch of miles no need to rebuild. They do not put all new parts in just what they feel is needed. You might only get a new seal out of the deal.

The car only has 36K on it but wouldn't it be more about the feel in the wheel with the more modern ratio or am I missing the process here? I wouldn't be installing the factory ratio gears.
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#6
You are correct. The quick ratio upgrade makes a world of difference.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#7
+1 ^

Love the quick ratio steering .

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;
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