1961 f100 power steering

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1961 f100 power steering

Post #1 by 161henry » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:44 pm

The front axle and steering gear are 61 f100. On my Ratrod I want power steering. I've been told a Char Lynn torque generator off an old tractor would be a solution. But char lynn says not for hwy use it's to quick. i know they use them on sandrails. any thoughts? or just spend $800 for a rack and pinion made for my axle?

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Re: 1961 f100 power steering

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sun May 20, 2018 11:22 pm

Take a look at the 1975 to early 1980's F150 power steering box and its pump I would think it could be adapted to the 1961 axle by going to a cross steering arangement. Some thing else that could work for you is a Ford power assist unit they were used on many Fords from about 1954 and up also on Falcons and Mustang to name a few. I used one off a Mustang on a 1956 F100 with a dropped front axle once. I got the idea when looking through the 1956 factory repair manual that showed a factory power steering option was available. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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