Confused - Power Assist 71 Maverick with Manual Steering Box???

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  1. Louns

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    Don't ask me how this is possible, but..........I have a 1971 Maverick with power assist steering with a steering box with a tag that says SMA-F. And I would have to say that it is the 21:1 ratio without a doubt. How is this possible? And can I simply get a different 16:1 steering box and hook it up? Thanks for your help. Mike
     
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    Krazy Comet Tom Supporting Member

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    Yup entirely possible, boxes are physically same...

    Probably was dealer add on... There were kits avail for those who decided they wanted P/S after purchasing, I doubt the steering sector would be swapped...

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    Thanks for the welcomes. I'm a long time member, just first time posting. You can learn a lot from this message board just by using the search function. Believe it or not I'm in the process of 351w swap from a 302. And yes, I have the Crites headers coated and ready to be installed. Hope to get my Maverick back on the road by this spring.[​IMG]
     
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    I have some power steering gear boxes if you need one. Email me DIRECTLY (see below) if I can help.
     
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    Thanks for the help, I appreciate it. As you can see, I am a firm believer in using the search feature of this forum. It almost took 10 years for my first post. :rofl2: Although I might be posting more here in the near future. I'm currently in the process of doing a 351w swap. Don't worry, I have the Crites headers already. Now.....if someone has any suggestions on how to make a shock tower shave look nice....I would be willing to listen. I hate the butchered look, need to figure out how to make the corners rounded for a more factory look. Thanks for the warm welcome. Mike
     
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    Ask Bryant about how he is doing his shock towers. Maybe he will post some pictures? :cool:
     

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