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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Power Steering Upgrade

I am upgrading to power steering on my 65. I ordered the kit from Chockostang which should have everything I need. At least I hope!

My question is, has anyone done this and is there a step by step guide ? I am a newbie and I don't want to mess up so I am trying to determine if I take the gloves off and go for it or if I should just simply pay to have it done ?

Any help/guidance would be appreciated.

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Just take your time and if you have any doubts whatsoever about how something should be installed, just give Dan (Chockostang) a call and I'm sure he'll talk you through it.
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You are putting the original style PS on it? If so, get a shop manual. I would also do a search on this site for "power steering" with some other key words like 1965, install, etc. on it.

GL, it is actually pretty straight forward once you get the shop manual and do a little research.

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Yes, original factory equipment. Everything else on the car is that way and I want to try and keep it that way. I will source a shop manual. Amazon I assume ?
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Yes, original factory equipment. Everything else on the car is that way and I want to try and keep it that way. I will source a shop manual. Amazon I assume ?
Amazon or most of the Mustang vendors. It's a pretty straightforward installation - just keep everything "operating room" clean. You might also find an old magazine article on PS install as well - MustangMonthly has a decent archive. As a matter of fact......

1966 Ford Mustang - Project '66 - How To: '65-'66 Power-Steering Conversiong - Mustang Monthly Magazine
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NICE!! Let the games begin!! Thank you!!
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Hello, I ordered mine through Dan too and was really happy with the install. The hardest part was getting the pitman arm off. I had Dan email me some pictures of an installed unit to get an idea where the lines,hoses and pump bracket go. It helped alot. The only thing I had to buy was the hose support bracket on the lower a-arm. Not sure how the '65 routes, but there's one on my '70.

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