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Steering Box and Power Steering System Information
STEERING LINKAGE & POWER STEERING SYSTEMS
Power Assisted Steering System Overview - Basic description of the early Ford power assist steering linkage system
FAQ's - Frequently asked questions about the linkage assisted system, their operation, and common problems
Leaks & Troubleshooting - Cause and symptoms of fluid leaks and how to check and test the system to determine repairs
Wheels Returning To Center - How the system is designed to return the steering wheel to center after a turn and what affects it
Power Steering System for 1965-1966 Mustang with 6-cylinder engine - Pictures and descriptions of unique 6-cylinder system parts
Power Steering System for 1965-1966 Mustang with V8 engine - Pictures and descriptions of 260/289 equipped Mustangs
Power Steering System for 1967-1970 Mustang - Pictures and descriptions of 6-cylinder, small V8 and FE engine cars
STEERING BOX - NON INTEGRAL STYLE
How It Works - Illustrated description of the parts and operation of the box used on manual steering and linkage assisted systems
Can I Rebuild My Box? - Explains the common problems in rebuilding a box, what to look for, and how to determine if it is rebuildable
What You Should Know About Steering Boxes - Proper handling and care of a box, how to avoid damaging it or changing the settings
Flaming River Steering Box - Inside look at the parts quality and construction of the new reproduction steering boxes
Adjusting The Steering Box - How to properly set bearing loads and gear mesh on a box using the correct tools and procedures
Lubricating The Steering Box - How to fill a steering box with lubricant, even mounted in the car, and why proper lube is important
Steering Box ID & Applications - ID tag decoder, descriptions of basic box features, box model application, and interchanges
Steering Box Pictures - Pictures of some of the more common steering boxes showing exterior construction and design points
Steering Box Removal - How to disconnect the steering box from the linkage and remove it from the car
STEERING BOX - INTEGRAL STYLE
Saginaw style Integral Steering Box - The basic Saginaw/GM style steering box with internal hydraulics
CONTROL VALVE & BALL STUD ASSEMBLY
How It Works - Illustrated description of the parts and operation of the control valve and ball stud assembly
Can I Rebuild My Control Valve? - Explains the common problems rebuilding a valve assembly and what to look for
What You Should Know About Control Valves - Proper adjustment, lubrication, how to avoid damaging it, and how to prevent problems
Flaming River Control Valve - Inside look at the parts quality and construction of the new reproduction control valve from Flaming River
Stainless Steel Brakes Control Valve - Inside look at parts quality and construction of the new reproduction control valve from SSBC
Truck Control Valves F250 4x4 - Description of the Garrison and Bendix control valve units typically used on Ford "High Boy" trucks
Control Valve Pictures - Pictures of some of the variations of control valves used on Fords from 1958 to 1980
Control Valve Details - Pictures showing many of the small parts and design changes used in the Ford Bendix valves
Manual Steering Conversion Adapter 1965/1966 Mustang - The kit used to adapt the power centerlink over to manual steering
Manual Steering Conversion Adapter 1967-1970 - The kit used to replace the control valve & ball stud to convert to manual steering
Hose Routing - Control Valve to Power Cylinder - Proper routing of the short hoses connecting the valve to the cylinder
Driving With Pump Not Working - What happens when you drive without the hydraulics working and why it is damaging and dangerous
Control Valve Removal - How to remove and reinstall the control valve assembly from the car without damaging it or related parts
FORD / THOMPSON STYLE PUMP
How It Works - Illustrated description of the parts and operation of the Ford/Thompson pump used from 1965 to 1978
Can I Rebuild My Ford Pump? - Explains the common problems rebuilding a Ford pump, what to look for, and determining rebuildability
What You Should Know About Ford Pumps - Proper belt adjustment, fluids, operation and maintenence
Ford Pump ID Tag & Applications - ID tag decoder, model and year applications
Pulley Removal & Installation - How to use the proper tools to remove and install the pulley
Ford Pump Pictures - Pictures of some of the common pumps and how to identify them
Mounting Brackets - Pictures of some of the common pump mounting, adjustment and support brackets
Pulley ID and Specs - ID marking decoder, year and model applications, and basic dimensions
Reproduction Reservoir Canister - Pictures and description of reproduction can made for 1965/1966 Mustang with V8 and A/C
FORD / EATON STYLE PUMP
How It Works - Illustrated description of the parts and operation of the Eaton style pump used from 1958 to 1965
Can I Rebuild My Eaton Pump? - Explains the common problems rebuilding an Eaton pump and what to look for
Eaton Pump Pictures - Pictures showing some common Eaton pumps and their variations
Mounting Brackets - Pictures of some of the mounting and adjustment brackets used with the Eaton pump
Pulley ID & Specs - ID marking decoder, year and model applications, and basic dimensions
FORD C-II STYLE PUMP
Ford C-II style Pump - Basics of the plastic housing style pump used by Ford from 1979 to 2000
POWER RAM CYLINDER
How It Works - Illustrated description of the operation of the Bendix passenger car power cylinder
Can I Rebild My Power Cylinder? - Explains common problems rebuilding a power cylinder and what to look for
Cylinder ID & Spec Chart - Bendix number decoder, application chart, and basic dimensions and fitment
Flaming River Power Cylinder - A look at the new reproduction power cylinder from Flaming River
Stainless Steel Brakes Power Cylinder - A look at the new reproduction power cylinder made by SSBC
Truck Power Cylinder F250 4x4 - A look at the Bendix power cylinder used on Ford trucks with asssisted linkage
Power Cylinder Pictures - Pictures of some of the common power cylinders and their various design differences
Frame Mount Brackets - Pictures of some of the common frame mount brackets for the end of the power cylinder
Header Drop Bracket - Description and problems of the frame drop bracket used for long-tube header clearance
STEERING LINKAGE
Pitman Arms - Pictures, cast & part numbers of Mustang pitman arms
Idler Arms - Pictures, applications and differences of Mustang idler arms
Roller Idler Arm - Pictures, description and advantages of a rollerized idler arm and the conversion kit
Centerlinks (Drag Links) - Pictures, applications and differences of Mustang and Ford centerlinks
Shelby Quick Steer Kit - Pictures, descriptions and purpose of the Shelby kit for 1965-1966 Mustangs
Tie Rod Ends & Sleeves - Pictures and applications of the common tie rod ends and adjusting sleeves on Mustangs
HOSES & SUPPORT BRACKETS
Power Steering Hoses - Proper fitment of pressure and return hoses to the pump and control valve
Valve to Cylinder Short Hoses - Improper hookup of these hoses is one of the most common mistakes made
Hose Clamp and Support Brackets - Identification and installation of the brackets supporting the long hoses

SPECIAL TOOLS
Special Tools - Tools needed to properly diassemble, adjust, calibrate, and reassemble steering components

STEERING CONVERSIONS
Conversions - Parts needed to convert to or from manual to power steering

BUYING USED PARTS & CORES
Buying Used Parts - What to look for when buying used parts, systems and rebuildable core parts

DAMAGED PARTS
Damaged Parts - You won't believe what some people think are rebuildable parts
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