Info-Pic request: V8 Quick-steer Pitman/Idler

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Info-Pic request: V8 Quick-steer Pitman/Idler

Post #1 by powerband » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:41 pm

Gathering parts for 65 FALCON V8 type steering conversion on '61 Comet with Maverick spindles.

Spec'g the steering center Link , 1" Pitman arm, Idler Bracket and Idler Arm ,Inner-outer Tie Rods.

I'm checking out the 65 (Mustang) 'Quicksteer' Pitman and Idler, and wondering if it will fit with the SIX car 'Belly-Bar' - under engine reinforcement bar?. Quicksteer arms are supposed to be 1" longer (towards front/down) than stock 65 arms.

Otherwise, I think the stock Pitman/Idler will fit with the SIX car 'belly-bar' ??.

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Re: Info-Pic request: V8 Quick-steer Pitman/Idler

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:00 pm

:hmmm: it sounds like the QuickSteer parts were patterned after the 1965 Shelby GT 350 parts. Good luck :nod:
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Re: Info-Pic request: V8 Quick-steer Pitman/Idler

Post #3 by Eric Rose » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:32 am

I can at least confirm for you that the 65 Falcon V8 stock parts do work with the I-6 belly bar. And I have an Opentracker racing roller idler arm that will also clear. Not sure about the quick steer stuff. Would like to know as well.

Assuming the Maverick spindle is similar to the Granada, you may need to cut 1/8" of threads from your tie rod ends and sleeves to shorten everything enough for it to get the toe right.
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