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I was wanting anyone to chime in who has experience with the Borgeson power steering box. My 65 has power steering but it is sloppy, especially above 55mph. Lots of roadwalk, oversteer, or whatever. All front end parts were replaced trying to isolate the problem. Steering gear box seems to be okay. I have heard that the factory power steering on these Mustang have this problem and that one way to correct it is to go with the Borgeson unit. Thanks in advance..
The only thing I think you can do now is check the backlash in the box as it may be worn out. You should be able to get it rebuilt for under 200 bux. Here's something you may try first. The Adjustment Screw lowers the Sector Shaft into the housing and forces the Sector Shaft Teeth to mesh with the teeth on the Rack Block. This screw also sets the amount of end play of the Sector Shaft. This screw must have enough clearance to allow the Sector Shaft to turn without binding on the screw, but not so much that there is excessive end play in the Sector Shaft to affect gear mesh. I would only go a 1/4 turn then check for bind and effect on the play before turning it again. "If" this doesn't help, you need a rebuild.
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I have a Borgeson on my 69 4 speed car. I like it very much. If you have a stick shift, you will need a custom z-bar as new gear box has the hose mounts on top. You will also want to use banjo style fitting to minimize the height change on the clutch linkage. They require a little trimming on the column and a custom rag joint as the spline count is different than the stock box. I use mine with an adjustable PS pump from KRC. I can adjust the pressure which gives me a little more feel, but still power steering when in the parking lot.
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