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1967 - 1970 Manual or Power Steering OEM factory conversion tips.

The drag links, pitman arms, and idler arms are all specific to manual or power steering suspension systems. Meaning that these three components need to be changed together during a conversion. Another thing to consider, the factory installed 20:1 steering boxes into cars with manual steering. Cougars and Mustangs with the Competition Handling package (sometimes called Improved Performance Option) received the 16:1 ratio steering box which is the same as all 1967-70 cars with factory power steering. On manual steer cars, the 20:1 ratio box requires much less effort to turn the steering wheel, but requires 4-5/8 turns 'lock to lock'. The 16:1 ratio steering box requires considerable more effort but requires only 3-3/4 turns of the wheel - 'lock to lock'.


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Price: $36.85

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Although this premium reproduction strut rod bushing kit appears very similar to the economy kit, they are in fact superior. The main difference being that the bushings are made from a higher quality rubber compound.Replaces Ford Part #: C6OZ-3A187-AR.

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These are OEM replacement bushings. The problem with these are most original sets are rusted out on the metal parts. We highly recommend the upgrade, unitized sets we sell over the orignal design.Replaces Ford Part #: C6OZ-3A187-A

Price: $99.85

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Item #: 24262 -

C7ZZ-3304-A Manual steering drag link for any Cougar or Mustang from 1967 - 1968 with a non-power assist manual steering system. *Concours tip - This is a natural cast iron part that originally had a pink stripe for identification on the assembly line.

Price: $249.85

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D0ZZ-3304-A Manual steering drag link for all 1970 Cougar and Mustang and 1969 Boss 302 Cougar Eliminator & Boss2 Mustang with a non-power assist manual steering system.

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Item #: 25605 -

Steering drag link for all power steering and non-power steering Cougars and Mustangs from 1971 - 1973.Replaces Ford part number D3ZZ-3304-A .

Price: $66.85

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Item #: 26726 -

Import reproduction. Fits 1967-70 Mercury Cougar or Ford Mustang without power steering. Rarely do these last the life of the rest of the front suspension, if you get 40,000 miles out of one you are lucky. The slightest amount of play in this component will translate to major slop in the steering. Click on images to enlarge. ...

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Item #: 26694 -

Quality reproduction. Fits all 1967-70 Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustang. Rarely do these last the life of the rest of the front suspension, if you get 60,000 miles out of one you are lucky. The slightest amount of play in this component will translate to major slop in the steering. Lin, Hey, just wanted to thank you for your prompt service. Last Friday 4/24/09 I ordered a 71 - 73 Idler Arm and today (Monday 4/27/2009) I received it. WOW!!! I just wanted to let you know that you guys are...

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1967 - 1970 Manual steering box pitman arm with 1-1/8 inch sector shaft. Replaces Ford part number C7ZZ-3590-B. Note that early 67's will have a 1" sector shaft. Having issues with wobbly or loose steering? Check out our video on sloppy steering below.

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Item #: 24213 -

C7ZA-3590-B 1967 - 1968 Manual steering box pitman arm with 1-1/8 inch sector shaft. Replaces Ford part number C7ZZ-3590-B.Having issues with wobbly or loose steering? Check out our video on sloppy steering below.

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Item #: 18933 -

C9ZA-3590-B 1969 - 1970 Manual steering box pitman arm with 1-1/8 inch sector shaft. Replaces Ford part number C9ZZ-3590-B.

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Item #: 25386 -

D1ZA-3B153-AA 1971 - 1973 Manual steering pitman arm. May also have casting number D3ZA-3B153-AB. Ford part number D1ZZ-3590-A.

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Item #: 14066 -

Now an inexpensive and easy way to convert 1967 - 1970 power steering cars to manual steering. This will give you a more precise feel for the road or track. Eliminates leaking systems and costly repairs. Installs in minutes with no special tools.

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Item #: 15832 -

Reproduction rebuild kit for your 67 Cougar or Mustang steering box. Needless to say, having a faulty steering box can be quite dangerous. If you hear grinding or popping sounds coming from your box, it may be time to rebuild it. We do offer a rebuilt steering box, but if you're good with your hands and on a budget, you can rebuild your box with this kit.

Price: $508.85

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Item #: 31001 -

This reproduction steering gear box is for manual steering cars and has a 16:1 ratio, it also has a 1 inch sector short shaft for the Pitman arm.  *The SMB-C was known for breaking sector shafts. There was a factory recall on the SMB-C and they were replaced by the SMB-D. If you are trying to identify the proper steering box, the box will have a raised casting number of C7ZR-3550-A. The early (prior to approximately 5-1-1967, 01E date on the data plate) steering boxes (both manual...

Price: $299.85

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Item #: 12381 -

These are PREMIUM GRADE rebuilt steering gear boxes for the early 1967 Mercury Cougar / Ford Mustang / Shelby. We consider them to be the very best on the market. Most auto parts are being rebuilt in Mexico these days at such a low cost they can afford to pay out on warranty claims multiple times and still show a profit. You will not be calling us with any problems on this box... Our boxes are rebuilt here in the USA at a one man shop where this is all he does. Our boxes are done by a true...

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These are PREMIUM GRADE rebuilt steering gear boxes for the 67, 68, 69, and 70 Mercury Cougar / Ford Mustang / Shelby. We consider them to be the very best on the market. Most auto parts are being rebuilt in Mexico these days at such a low cost they can afford to pay out on warranty claims multiple times and still show a profit. You will not be calling us with any problems on this box... Our boxes are rebuilt here in the USA at a one man shop where this is all he does. Our boxes are done by a...

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Item #: 25925 -

Rebuilt steering gear box with 16:1 ratio and 1 inch sector shaft. These are PREMIUM GRADE rebuilt steering gear boxes for the 67, 68, 69, and 70 Mercury Cougar / Ford Mustang / Shelby. We consider them to be the very best on the market. Most auto parts are being rebuilt in Mexico these days at such a low cost they can afford to pay out on warranty claims multiple times and still show a profit. You will not be calling us with any problems on this box...Our boxes are rebuilt here in the USA at...

Price: $61.85

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Item #: 15366 -

The Mercury Cougar used this articulated strut rod in 1967 to help give the Cougar a little softer ride over the Mustang. It is debatable just how much the addition of this joint helped. Many people choose to switch these struts for either 1968-69 or 1970-73 strut rods. The main reason is to be able to utilize the reproduction 1968-73 lower control arms, the second reason one would move away from this one year only, cougar only rod is that it is difficult to rebuild. We only sell grade "A",...

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Nice used driver side strut rod that fits all 1970-73 Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustangs. Our good used Western strut rods are the best you will find. No bends, nor damaged threads, not heavily rusted and correct for your Mustang / Cougar and 1970-71 Torino, Cyclone, Ranchero.. Functionally the same as 1968-69 strut rods, just not stepped down threads at the end. Ford part number C9ZZ-3468-C. Sold as a bare strut rod, we also offer the used hardware for installation here. ...

Price: $85.85

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Item #: 19240 -

Our grade "B" rods are just as straight as our grade "A" used rods but the will show pock marks from rust after you clean them. One can fill and sand but it will take time. These are still a much better value than the Chinese rods we sell. This listing is for the driver side only. Compared to what you will find in most regions of the country these would be considered to be very clean in terms of rust damage.*Note - 1970-73 strut rods work equally well.

Price: $72.85

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Item #: 15365 -

The Mercury Cougar used this articulated strut rod in 1967 to help give the Cougar a little softer ride over the Mustang. It is debatable just how much the addition of this joint helped. Many people choose to switch these struts for either 1968-69 or 1970-73 strut rods. The main reason is to be able to utilize the reproduction 1968-73 lower control arms, the second reason one would move away from this one year only, cougar only rod is that it is difficult to rebuild. We only sell grade "A",...

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Item #: 19580 -

Nice used passenger side strut rod that fits all 1970-73 Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustangs. Our good used Western strut rods are the best you will find. No bends, nor damaged threads, not heavily rusted and correct for your Mustang / Cougar and 1970-71 Torino, Cyclone, Ranchero.. Functionally the same as 1968-69 strut rods, just not stepped down threads at the end. Ford part number C9ZZ-3468-D. Sold as a bare strut rod, we also offer the used hardware for installation here. ...

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Item #: 15375 -

The Mercury Cougar used this articulated strut rod in 1967 to help give the Cougar a little softer ride over the Mustang. It is debatable just how much the addition of this joint helped. Many people choose to switch these struts for either 1968-69 or 1970-73 strut rods. The main reason is to be able to utilize the reproduction 1968-73 lower control arms, the second reason one would move away from this one year only, cougar only rod is that it is difficult to rebuild. We only sell grade "A",...

Price: $55.85

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 ‹— 1967 Stock alignment verses reproduction alignment. (Thanks for the pic Peter!)   A nice reproduction. Painted black. Ready to install. Includes correct castle nut. Required to install reproduction front end rebuild kit on a 1967. Replaces Ford Part # C9ZZ-3468-D. We highly encourage you to consider our used rods over these Chinese parts. Our grade "B" rods will take some effort to make look new but in the end it is worth it. The Chinese strut rods are different (but...

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 ‹— 1967 Stock alignment verses reproduction alignment. (Thanks for the pic Peter!)   A nice reproduction. Painted black. Ready to install. Includes correct castle nut. Includes both the left hand and right hand strut rod arm. These are required to install the reproduction front end rebuild kit on a 1967. Replaces Ford Part #: C9ZZ-3468-C & C9ZZ-3468-D. We highly encourage you to consider our used rods over these Chinese parts. Our grade "B" rods will take some effort...

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 ‹— 1967 Stock alignment verses reproduction alignment. (Thanks for the pic Peter!)   A nice reproduction. Painted black. Ready to install. Includes correct castle nut. Required to install reproduction front end rebuild kit on a 1967. Replaces Ford Part #: C9ZZ-3468-C. We highly encourage you to consider our used rods over these Chinese parts. Our grade "B" rods will take some effort to make look new but in the end it is worth it. The Chinese strut rods are different (but...

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Item #: 11227 -

Nuts and bolts, associated with the installation of our used 1968-69 strut rods. 1 large and medium nut for the front, and two bolts and nuts to attach to the lower control arm.

Price: $94.85

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Item #: 15393 -

The Mercury Cougar used this articulated strut rod in 1967 to help give the Cougar a little softer ride over the Mustang. It is debatable just how much the addition of this joint helped. Many people choose to switch these struts for either 1968-69 or 1970-73 strut rods. The main reason is to be able to utilize the reproduction 1968-73 lower control arms, the second reason one would move away from this one year only, cougar only rod is that it is difficult to rebuild. We only sell grade "A",...

Price: $132.85

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Item #: 19588 -

This listing is for a premium quality pair of 1970 original strut rods in grade "A" used condition. What sets them apart from our grade "B" rods is that after they have been bead blasted they have a smooth finish, no pock marks from rust. This is for the person who is doing a show car and wants the very best, original correct parts that can be found. The reproductions are made in China and work fine but they are different on every detail and do not come with the specialty bolts that attach the...

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Item #: 26730 -

Inner tie rod end for 1967 - 1969 Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustang with or without power steering and either drum or power disc brakes. Quality reproduction part. Sold individually, two needed per car. Replaces Ford Part #: C7ZZ-3A131-A

Price: $57.90

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Inner tie rod end for 1970 Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustang with or without power steering and either drum or power disc brakes. Quality reproduction part. Sold individually, two needed per car. Replaces Ford Part #: D0ZZ-3A131-B.

Price: $74.85

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Item #: 26717 -

Inner tie rod end for 1971 - 1973 Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustang with or without power steering and either drum or power disc brakes. Quality reproduction part. Sold individually, two needed per car. Replaces Ford Part #: D1ZZ-3A131-A

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Item #: 26728 -

Outer tie rod end for 1967 – 1969 Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustang with either power steering or manual steering and with drum or disk brakes. Quality reproduction part. Sold individually, two needed per car. Made in the USA. Replaces Ford Part #: C7ZZ-3A130-A. *Note – Excludes 1969 Boss 302 Eliminator and Mustang. *Note – Use 1970-73 arm for vehicles with the 'Granada' disc brake conversions.

Price: $35.85

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Item #: 26725 -

Outer tie rod end for 1970 – 1973 Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustang with either power steering or manual steering and with drum or disk brakes. Quality reproduction part. Includes 1969 Boss 302 Eliminator and Mustang, and 1970-74 Ford Maverick and Mercury Comet. Sold individually, two needed per car. Made in the USA. Replaces Ford Part #: D0OZ-3A130-B.

Price: $97.85

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Item #: 24837 -

C9ZZ-3304-A Manual steering drag link for most 1969 Cougars and Mustangs (excludes G code Boss 302 cars) with a non-power assist manual steering system. 1969 Boss 302 Eliminators and Mustangs used a heavier duty drag link that was adopted for use starting in 1970, on all Cougars and Mustangs. *Concours tip - This is a natural cast iron part that originally had a pink stripe for identification on the assembly line.

Price: $44.85

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Item #: 26729 -

Idler Arm Assembly for 1971-1973 Cougar and Mustang. Fits all 1971-1973 Cougars and Mustangs with manual or power steering. Complete with bushings installed and ready to bolt on. new Zerk fitting like factory. This Idler arm helps stop that floating feeling going down the road. Please see the installation photos below. Easy to install. 

Price: $160.85

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Item #: 24211 -

C7ZA-3590-A Early 1967 Steering box pitman arm with 1 inch sector shaft. Manual steering only, used with SMB-C and SMB-E steering boxes. Ford part number C7ZZ-3590-A. Having issues with wobbly or loose steering? Check out our video on sloppy steering below.

Price: $250.00

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Item #: 11859 -

This is the manual steering gear box for all 1971 1972 1973 Mercury Cougars. It is pretty rare to find a Cougar optioned without power steering. According to Kevin Marti's COUGAR...by the Numbers book 99% of all 1971 - 1973 Cougars came with power steering from the factory. If you have a non-power steering Cougar for these years you are in the 1% club. We offer used boxes because in our experiences this box design is very durable and not as prone to wear like the early (1967 - 1970) style...

Price: $135.85

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Item #: 19239 -

Nice used driver side strut rod that fits all 1968-69 Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustangs. Our good used Western strut rods are the best you will find. No bends, nor damaged threads, not heavily rusted and correct for your Mustang / Cougar and 1968-69 Torino, Cyclone, Ranchero. 1968-69 strut rods are the same as 1970-73 strut rods, but 1968-69 rods have stepped down threads at the end. Ford part number C8OZ-3468-B. Sold as a bare strut rod, we also offer the used hardware for installation...

Price: $61.85

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Item #: 15376 -

The Mercury Cougar used this articulated strut rod in 1967 to help give the Cougar a little softer ride over the Mustang. It is debatable just how much the addition of this joint helped. Many people choose to switch these struts for either 1968-69 or 1970-73 strut rods. The main reason is to be able to utilize the reproduction 1968-73 lower control arms, the second reason one would move away from this one year only, cougar only rod is that it is difficult to rebuild. We only sell grade "A",...

Price: $135.85

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Item #: 19278 -

Nice used passenger side strut rod that fits all 1968-69 Mercury Cougar and Ford Mustangs. Our good used Western strut rods are the best you will find. No bends, nor damaged threads, not heavily rusted and correct for your Mustang / Cougar and 1968-69 Torino, Cyclone, Ranchero. 1968-69 strut rods are the same as 1970-73 strut rods, but 1968-69 rods have stepped down threads at the end. Ford part number C8OZ-3468-A. Sold as a bare strut rod, we also offer the used hardware for installation...

Price: $85.85

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Item #: 19279 -

Our grade "B" rods are just as straight as our grade "A" used rods but the will show pock marks from rust after you clean them. One can fill and sand but it will take time. These are still a much better value than the Chinese rods we sell. This listing is for the driver side only. Compared to what you will find in most regions of the country these would be considered to be very clean in terms of rust damage.*Note - 1970-73 strut rods work equally well.

Price: $215.85

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Item #: 24839 -

This listing is for a premium quality pair of 1968 - 1969 original strut rods in grade "A" used condition. What sets them apart from our grade "B" rods is they have a smooth finish, no pock marks from rust. This is for the person who is doing a show car and wants the very best, original correct parts that can be found. The reproductions are made in China and work fine but they are different on every detail and do not come with the specialty bolts that attach the rear on the arm to the lower...

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