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Possible steering changes?

I have a 67' cpe 289, T5. Is there any modern steering systems available that would be a bolt in and perform better than my car's old rack and pinion? I have heard that a fox body steering could work, and also heard that it wouldn't.
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I have a 67' cpe 289, T5. Is there any modern steering systems available that would be a bolt in and perform better than my car's old rack and pinion? I have heard that a fox body steering could work, and also heard that it wouldn't.

why do you think you have rack & pinion steering? did a p/o change it? r&p was not offered on mustang until 1974.
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You don't have rack and pinion, you have an old steering box. It is probably worn out. I would look into getting your steering box restored to stock specs by someone like Chockostang, make sure all your steering components are in good condition, then get a good alignment with modern specs. You won't believe it's the same car.

Fox body steering will not work in an early Mustang. There are rack and pinion kits available that do. Many on this forum have them. Do some searching and you will find a lot of threads about this. They get mixed reviews...

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Probably time to check the whole suspension for worn components.

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I have a 67' cpe 289, T5. Is there any modern steering systems available that would be a bolt in and perform better than my car's old rack and pinion? I have heard that a fox body steering could work, and also heard that it wouldn't.
I think the Borgeson powered box would suit your plans. They offer a faster steering 14:1 box, to fit manual or power steering cars.

The 67 is a transition model, so the steering components change from the 1 inch sector shaft to the 1 1/8" sector shaft part way through the model year. So be sure to have your car checked to see which variant you have.

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You have a recirculating-ball worm and sector steering box. High-end manufacturers like Mercedes Benz and BMW still use these boxes due to their durability. Today's manufacturers use rack & pinion, actually an OLDER technology, for two primary reasons.... they fit easier in today's chassis.....and they're CHEAPER. Get your box rebuilt.

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