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This section shows the design and workings of an adapter setup that is made to fit the original 1967-1970 Mustang ball stud sleeve assembly and convert it to full manual steering. This kit replaces the control valve assembly so all hoses and hydraulics can be removed from the car. It is intended to be a cheaper and easier way to convert to manual steering without having to install original style manual steering components. Although the basic design is similar to what Ford used on some larger car models in the late 1950's and early 1960's, it was never used, sold or serviced by Ford for a conversion.
POWER STEERING to MANUAL STEERING ADAPTER
1967 - 1970 Mustang
BALL STUD SLEEVE
This kit discards the entire Control Valve and Ball Stud assembly from the end of the centerlink. The new Ball Stud Sleeve screws onto the end of the centerlink, and the other parts replace the original ball stud and components with heavier duty parts. The Ball Stud and Seats are very much like those used on early 1960's Galaxies with manual steering, which used a similar setup for manual steering from the factory.
The End Plug screws into the end of the adapter and provides enough tension on the Bumper Spring to hold the Ball Stud tight in its Seats, but with enough clearance to allow it to swivel without binding. The End
Plug is slotted so it can line up with various holes drilled into the outer end of the Ball Stud Sleeve so it can be located and locked into position with a cotter pin.
The inner end of the Ball Stud Sleeve has two slots in it for the Roll Pin that locates the sleev on the end of the centerlink and helps keep it from turning. It has two slots to accomodate multiple applications.
Although this adapter was originally designed to be used to convert the 1967-1970 Mustangs, it should work on most any 1967 and later Ford that uses the tapered-end ball stud sleeve.