Modified Mustangs & Fords
How to Upgrade Your Mustang's Steering
Update Your Vintage Mustang Steering with Mustangs Plus and Total Control
One of the truest Ford fanatics we know is our old buddy Frank Bohanan.Frank has a '65 Mustang fastback that he's been working on for some timenow, and the car's performance envelope has been widened considerablyover stock parameters. It has a hot EFI 302 engine connected to an AODautomatic overdrive transmission. A Global West suspension, along withsubframe connectors, works with Firestone Firehawk tires to provide goodhandling control. Frank has gotten to the point where he is interestedin even more precise steering control, and to that end he has chosen toinstall a Total Control Rack and Pinion Steering Kit from Mustangs Plusof Stockton, California. Available in manual- or power-assistedversions, this power-steering version of the kit is well engineered, andthe steering rack installs onto the car in place of the factorycrossmember, which runs beneath the engine oil pan. It maintains thestructural integrity of the car while simply bolting into position, andonly a small amount of modification to the steering column is requiredto complete the installation. Travel with us as we visit the Fordperformance experts at Advanced Engineering West of Ontario, California.AEW owner Robert Nagle will show us just what's involved in getting theTotal Control kit onto the car.
WHAT'S IT COST?
1 Total Control Power Rack and Pinion Steering Kit from MustangsPlus: $2,499
Manual kit: $1,399