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power steering swap
« on: March 04, 2014, 06:28:12 PM »
I have a 72 Pinto and I have access to a 79 Pinto for parts. The 79 has power steering. I would like to put the power steering on my 72 and just needed to know if will fit?

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Re: power steering swap
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 07:03:28 PM »
It wont fit. 71-73 cars have a different rack and pinion than the 75-80  cars. The bolt holes don't line up.
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Re: power steering swap
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 07:33:12 PM »
Pintoguy76 hit it on the head. There is no way to put a late rack on an early car. The late PS pump wont bolt to a 1.6L or 2.0L either.
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Re: power steering swap
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 05:27:26 AM »
It is not a bolt on as mentioned above.  With some significant fabrication, it can be added.  A few years ago, fordmastertech did this for his customer's 1973, see link.  He used a Mustang II rack which I suspect is the same as the 79 Pinto rack.  He also swapped in a 2.3 turbo engine which had a stock power steering pump attached.  Unfortunately the photo links no longer work, but I saved most of the photos to a WORD file.  If interested, pm me your email address and I will send file.
http://www.fordpinto.com/general-pinto-talk/build-pics-1973-turbo-coupe/msg102503/#msg102503
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Re: power steering swap
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014, 04:18:04 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I just thought since I had the 79 here I would swap it out if it would fit. Again I appreciate the help