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I have a '67 with a 289 and factory power steering. My power cylinder just decided to rip itself out of the frame destroying the bracket and cylinder, and widening the holes in the frame. I need to get the car fixed as soon as possible, so I'm trying to figure out if there is a part I can buy to replace the control valve and use manual steering, or if i can just remove the power cylinder and plug the control valve lines. So for the quick list of questions:

How do I convert factory power steering to factory manual steering?

Can I disconnect the pump and power cylinder and use the control valve to move the wheels?
-Will this destroy the control valve?

Will Mustang parts work?
 

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For a quick fix, you can just clean up whatever pulled apart to make sure it won't bind with anything and remove the belt and run it. I ran mine for years like that until I fixed everything. I had blown a pressure hose back then so had no fluid left in the system.....
 

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That looks nice. Would you happen to know the magic word that gets MU to send it overnight? I couldn't get anywhere with the salesman.
 

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I think ill try that until my part gets here. Thanks.
 

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I used the manual steering adapter that replaces the control valve and it works great! the steering is a little harder than factory manual but its no big deal.
 

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Just got the part overnighted, Ill run on the control valve until it gets here. Thanks for the help.
 

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For a quick fix, you can just clean up whatever pulled apart to make sure it won't bind with anything and remove the belt and run it. I ran mine for years like that until I fixed everything. I had blown a pressure hose back then so had no fluid left in the system.....

Do you know what size the fittings are in the control valve so I can plug them?
 
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