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How To Install Integral Power Steering Gear
Borgeson Power Steering Stops The Leaks And Gives You Crisp 16:1 Steering Without Special Modifications
By Jim Smart, Photography by Jim Smart
March 05, 2010
The Borgeson power steering gear offers crisp 16:1 steering for exceptional control. That means 3 3/4 turns lock-to-lock. Roll the worm full right and come back 1.875 turns to center for installation and proper steering shaft indexing.
The Borgeson power steering gear offers crisp 16:1 steering for exceptional control. That
We're showing you the Borgeson steering gear installed to give you an idea of what it looks like and how the hoses should be routed. Hoses should be secured to the shock tower with an Adel clamp. We're going to show you proper rag joint installation out of the car for better visibility. As you can see here, we had fitment problems with our modified collapsible column. It is too tight.
We're showing you the Borgeson steering gear installed to give you an idea of what it look
Although Borgeson provides high-quality, high-strength Grade 8 hardware for the installation, we wanted something more factory in appearance. We're going with stock high carbon steel steering gear bolts with matching locknuts. We're not happy with our flat washers, suggesting you go with something with a smaller outside diameter with cadmium plating.
Although Borgeson provides high-quality, high-strength Grade 8 hardware for the installati
This is the '68-'69 column with rag joint (also known as a flexible coupling). This is how the shaft flange should look with the steering wheel at 12 o'clock. Bolt holes should be at 12 and 6 o'clock. Steering dogs (slots) should be at 9 and 3 o'clock. The steering dogs are there for your safety should the joint fail or bolts come loose.
This is the '68-'69 column with rag joint (also known as a flexible coupling). This is how
This is our '68-'69 collapsible column coupling. Note that it is too tight, calling for the removal of 1/2 to 1-inch of column tube to achieve proper fit. This is a custom installation with a '68 column and a '67 collar. However, if you have a '68-'70 Mustang with the collapsible column, you have nothing to worry about. Installation is as easy as connecting this coupling. We suggest installation through the bottom, removing the exhaust manifold for access. For this article, we removed the master cylinder and export brace.
This is our '68-'69 collapsible column coupling. Note that it is too tight, calling for th
This is the rag joint for rag joint-style columns ('67 tilt, '68-'70). The set screw should fall into the worm gear groove. Dogs should be at 9 and 3 o'clock with the steering gear worm shaft centered at 12 o'clock. Bolts go in at 12 and 6 o'clock with locknuts or lock washers at proper torque.
This is the rag joint for rag joint-style columns ('67 tilt, '68-'70). The set screw shoul
For those of you with solid shaft steering columns ('65-'67), you're going to need the Borgeson shaft kit with custom rag joint. Installation is easy. The Borgeson shaft splines at both ends, yet it is impossible to get it backwards because the spline size is different.
For those of you with solid shaft steering columns ('65-'67), you're going to need the Bor
The Borgeson steering shaft is identical to the '65-'67 Mustang shaft, which means there are no adaptors at the steering wheel end. It splines right into your stock or aftermarket steering wheel.
The Borgeson steering shaft is identical to the '65-'67 Mustang shaft, which means there a
The solid shaft splines into the rag joint, which couples to the Borgeson steering gear. Set screws secure the installation. We're showing you this outside the vehicle for better visibility.
The solid shaft splines into the rag joint, which couples to the Borgeson steering gear. S
Saginaw pump installation calls for either an air conditioning compressor bracket or this spacer for proper pulley alignment. Either way, the pump should sit exactly 1/2 inch away from the cylinder head. Always check pulley alignment to the water pump and crankshaft with a straight edge. Confirm alignment with belt installation and proper tension.
Saginaw pump installation calls for either an air conditioning compressor bracket or this
The completed pump installation should look like this on a non-air conditioned car. With air conditioning, the pump tucks neatly beneath the compressor bracket. Saginaw pump installation is easy to service and adjust.
The completed pump installation should look like this on a non-air conditioned car. With a
For those of you with FE-series 390/428ci engines, you need either this 1/2-inch spacer or air conditioning compressor bracket for proper spacing.
For those of you with FE-series 390/428ci engines, you need either this 1/2-inch spacer or
Pitman arm installation is straightforward because it is impossible to make a mistake. Sector shaft splines, if properly centered on the bench, slip right into the Pitman arm due to a specific fail-safe pattern. Borgeson has machined the sector shaft to fit your Ford manual steering Pitman arm. Torque the Pitman arm nut to 85-110 ft/lbs.
Pitman arm installation is straightforward because it is impossible to make a mistake. Sec
Scott Drake Enterprises
130 Cassia Way
14843 Bessemer St.
91 Technology Park Drive
Virginia Classic Mustang
P.O. Box 487
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