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Retrofitting manual rack and pinion
bluoval posted a topic in 1969-70 Technical ForumHey Everybody! I'm wanting to swap out old power steering for rack and pinion - manual. Cruizing around on the interweb and saw a posting on 'our' site here that looked promising, but the page is not accessible. I know there are a few posts about this topic, but I thought I would try a new post to get updated info. Here is a copy of the link https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjypsHEpZnQAhUHVyYKHQ2CDqsQFggbMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.1969stang.com%2Farticles%2Frack.html&usg=AFQjCNGosLNAI2MNp-nZd246vy-2qlcKqA&sig2=U2HlXvBFzSjrcrBPqYsR8w&bvm=bv.137904068,d.eWE I have heard people talking about using PS rack converted to manual from a Cavalier. Any help is greatly appreciated! Blessings, dr
k9usmc posted a topic in The GarageLooking to swap front suspension and brakes with one that has disc brakes better steering. any suggestions one what to look for in a donor car?
Mustang II front end
CJHutch posted a topic in 1969-70 Technical ForumHello all, I'm glad I found this forum. I'm hoping someone can give me some advice here. I have a 69 coupe that I started restoring 8years ago. Then the kids started coming, and the car restoration stopped. I got it back on the road last year, but I really don't like putting my kids in it the way it likes to drift all over the road. Unfortunately, I really don't have any real money to put into it these days. But I found a guy selling an entire Mustang II front end. I know the are kits that you can buy for the car, but will it work just using the actual front end from the 2? Thanks in advance for any help.
Suspension & Steering questions
TexasEd posted a topic in 1969-70 Technical ForumI've got my engine parts on order to get the motor running. Next project is suspension and steering upgrades/replacement. 1. I'm want to replace it all with stock style suspension with upgrades like adjustable strut rods and roller spring perches. I also want to do the UCA drop and install an export brace. 2. For the steering I have stock power steering with new valve, power ram and rebuilt pump from Chocko and and want to do new tie rod ends and roller idler arm. I've been looking at ORP, Daze and Street or Track. It gets a little confusing because ordering kits from one site or another include different parts. Also, I don't readily see things like the sway bar bushings or rubber bump stops. Should I just replace the sway bar? Does anyone have a good list of the parts I need to check off on this job? This is the first time doing this for me and I'd hate to get sidelined half-way through a weekend of work because of something that I forgot to order. When I get to this it should be the last thing before I can drive my car again.
Ranchero GT 429 donor car for Boss tribute
bradkline posted a topic in 1969-70 Technical ForumHey guys! I am new to this forum and have a question about some parts on a 73 Ranchero GT working on my 69 Mach which I'm building into a driver Boss 429 tribute. I just bought the Ranchero for the 429 4V and the auto trans but I'm wondering if I can use anything else from it? PS setup, PB parts, AC system, pedals, steering column, etc? My car is a rolling shell of all new metal so anything I can use from this Ranchero is a big help to me. The Ranchero is a complete running and driving car that is just rotting and the interior is shot. Being a 73 its not worth saving but the engine and trans can be built and are worth something to me! :laugh: Thanks in advance for any input guys! Brad..
Problem with mounting slave cylinder bracket
JayEstes posted a topic in 1969-70 Technical ForumAll, I am restoring my 69, and currently in process of cleaning up the frame so I can paint and treat with undercoat (all functional parts removed from frame). When I removed the stock slave cylinder bracket from the underside of the main beam (drivers side), it had 3 bolts holding it in place. One on the inside going in horizontally, and two going in (more or less) vertically (through the bracket) up into frame. One of the fasteners on the underside, was a bolt that goes into a nut (or nut plate) that was held fast in the frame. The other- oddly - was a bolt with a head on the inside of the frame, and a nut on the underside (outside). My problem is that this second fastener (a bolt with a head on the interior of the frame) on the underside is loose inside the frame. It has "some metal" attached to the head (can't see it), it can be freely turned, but can't come out of the frame - best I can tell. It's kind of hard to describe, so go to this video so you can see the area and the bolt in the frame: I'm baffled how this went together in the first place, AND how to fix it. If you have a solution or advice - I would greatly appreciate it. Jay
Options for safety upgrades
JayEstes posted a topic in 1969-70 Technical ForumAll, I am in the midst of restoring my 69 coupe, and my 14 yr old son has been having a great time helping me. So much so that he began to want to have his "own" car (I kept telling him he wasn't stealing my baby..) As fortune would have it, a beautiful 71 coupe popped up for sale locally. Great shape, good driver, and many,many parts in common with my 69. So - being the "coolest dad ever", I snatched up the vehicle, and well now I am wanting to make this the safest mustang ever when he starts driving next year. So far, on suspension we have replaced front bearings, front strut bushings, both lower control arms including ball joints, and all 4 shocks. We also got a good alignment. We replaced the master cylinder and already have front disc brakes, which now has good hard pedal. I'm considering putting disc brakes on the back, but it's a $500 upgrade, and frankly, the current system can lock em up, so I'm not sure how much of an improvement that is for the money. I'm not afraid of the work however - looks like it would be fun. I want to put a great set of shoulder belts in (it has some old stock shoulder straps -no retractor- which clip into the lap belt) , but don't know what kind to get. It's got the tiny chrome round bullet mirrors, which I would like to replace with something a little larger. But what else? How can I make this car safer for my son? The coolest dad would quickly turn into the saddest dad if his kid gets hurt in this car. The car starts/runs great, steering has very little slack, and the braking is smooth/straight. I'd like to hear all your ideas for safety improvements. Aftermarket and all. Thanks for the help! Jay