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ace66 03-01-2019 05:13 PM

'66 manual steering box and shaft removal
 
Planning to remove the integrated box and shaft from my daughter's '66. I found an old post that said the shaft and box can be removed from the top of the car. I found a pdf file of an old service manual for pre-67 Mustangs and Comets that obscurely outlines a way to remove the box and shaft from the top. The pdf file is on the Flaming River website. If interested in checking this out follow the link here http://www.flamingriver.com. (click "steering box" under product menu, mustang for model and year; then click on the
icon for the 16:1 manual unit and then click on "instruction". The pdf file for "maintenance and adjustments" shows a five page copy of chapter 19 of this manual.

HERE'S THE QUESTION: Has anyone ever successfully pulled the unit out intact from the top? I am going to give it a go, but would like to hear from anyone who has tried it before I dive in and follow the manual's instructions. Manuals can make things seem so simple, when in fact the little life saving tips and tricks are often not mentioned.

Thanks
Ace66

Gun Jam 03-02-2019 10:59 AM

I did not.

I was able to remove it from the bottom of the vehicle by placing the vehicle on vehicle ramps. Then removing a bolt for the motor mount and jacking the engine up off the mount a few inches. I was able to remove it in one piece that way.
I dont think I had to remove the oil pan but its possible that I did.

noroof66 03-19-2019 09:45 PM

I dont remember raising the motor at all, but do remember having to go through the bottom.

imp 03-20-2019 10:59 PM


Originally Posted by ace66 (Post 8647239)
Planning to remove the integrated box and shaft from my daughter's '66. I found an old post that said the shaft and box can be removed from the top of the car. I found a pdf file of an old service manual for pre-67 Mustangs and Comets that obscurely outlines a way to remove the box and shaft from the top. The pdf file is on the Flaming River website. If interested in checking this out follow the link here http://www.flamingriver.com. (click "steering box" under product menu, mustang for model and year; then click on the
icon for the 16:1 manual unit and then click on "instruction". The pdf file for "maintenance and adjustments" shows a five page copy of chapter 19 of this manual.

HERE'S THE QUESTION: Has anyone ever successfully pulled the unit out intact from the top? I am going to give it a go, but would like to hear from anyone who has tried it before I dive in and follow the manual's instructions. Manuals can make things seem so simple, when in fact the little life saving tips and tricks are often not mentioned.

Thanks
Ace66

Last step in my '65 Mustang Shop Manual reads: "Lift the steering gear and shaft assembly from the engine compartment by raising the gear up and forward past the engine and spring tower taking care not to soil or tear the front seat fabric with the end of the steering shaft".

Sorry I just saw the thread tonight. Am I too late? If you can use the entire procedure, I will scan and post the page tomorrow.


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