Author Topic: manual stering on a 65 coupe  (Read 11558 times)


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manual stering on a 65 coupe
« on: August 31, 2005, 02:09:53 AM »
hi first of all, i'm new to the sight and have always wanted to own a classic mustang...dream finally came true, i'm a new owner of a 65 coupe 289,the steering is manual...what would be the best thing to do,to the steering with out converting to a powersteering...what can i do to the manual steering to make it steer better???thank you for any advice....


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Re: manual stering on a 65 coupe
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005, 04:12:38 PM »
welcome to the site. personally I would just drive and enjoy your stang. Less stuff to work on. I remember my first truck ,it was a 59 ford with no power steering,no power brakes and no power clutch, but I would not change a thing about it. you can change over but its a chore, unless you have the $$$ and friends to help out, you can do it.

To make it better you could see if it is lubed in all the joints, get a bigger sterring wheel.

Just remember you cant turn while you sit unless you have huge fore arms,I found its easier to start to turn wheel you moving.


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Re: manual stering on a 65 coupe
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2005, 12:48:28 AM »
thanks for the reply...


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Re: manual stering on a 65 coupe
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006, 08:32:37 AM »
keep your tires properly inflated, and if you feel ambitious do the shelby upper control arm mods. if you research you will find info. i did every bolt on handling upgrade possible to my 66 c coded coupe. i was amazed by how much better my stang  :-D feels. i know the meaning of the word "classic" now
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Re: manual stering on a 65 coupe
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2007, 10:56:38 AM »
Convert to rack and pinion steering.



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