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If you can't find a used one, you can get a new one from National Parts Depot, $164.95 , page 94 in new book.
 

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You do know if you go with the actual manual steering drag link, you also have to change to a manual pitman arm, right?

What most people do is buy a conversion piece which replaces the control valve:

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=MU3304A+01

Using this you keep the PS drag link and pitman arm.
 

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Timon is converting his 1970 Cougar from factory power steering, to the Borgeson integral steering. He knows about the manual steer idler and pitman arms.
 

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Would a 69 work? I have one of those. Any critcal measurements for me to take to make sure you can use it?
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Different tie rod end hole size Kevin.
 

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Discussion Starter #7
Hallo,

sry I didnt reply quickly... university needs quite a lot of attention at the moment.
I want to change my Powersteering linkage completly to manual steering linkage because I dont think our TÜV (people who check the safety of your car and give the permission to drive it) wont like the conversion centerlink.
But thanks a lot for your help, I have found someone here in Germany who had the manual draglink, tie rods, idler and pitman arm left from his restauration off his '70 Mustang. So this thread is solved :)

The conversion parts have already been ordered from summit. Really looking forward to the new feel. I will give you some feedback on it as soons as I am on the road again with my cat.

Thanks a lot

Timon
 
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