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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:31 pm 
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Hi can anyone help me, I'm in the throws of changing my steering set up to pwr steer using an xf box and pump. So far I've had to remove the header strtr mtr and now it looks like it won't line up with the existing column which was a column auto shift but car was changed to floor shift due to the pacemakers when they were fitted by the previous owner. Am I pushing s**t up hill on this or is there a way to get it to all fit .I'm new to Ford's and need a bit of advise, I'm told by others it should fit but I'm not so sure at this stage.
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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:38 pm 
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what do you mean does not line up? the coupling wont go on the box or are they sitting side by side?
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Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:41 am 
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not enough room to fit the box in behind the coupling. plus i am worried there is no room for the headers once the box is in. i would appreciate any assistance.
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Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:09 am 
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When I changed from maual to power steering on my XB, I used a box from a ZH Fairlane. It was a straight up fit, no probs anywhere. Maybe the XF one is just not compatible.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:36 am 
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Ive just had a go at this in my xb, got all the way there, then i realised the steering colum was too long because of the colum shift manual, you will have to get a blank column to get it all together. Mine only misses by about an inch. The shock tower is in the way and bolt holes dont line up...
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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:38 pm 
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Legin 1 wrote:
not enough room to fit the box in behind the coupling. plus i am worried there is no room for the headers once the box is in. i would appreciate any assistance.

The power steer box is longer than the manual one - you need to gently knock the inner shaft (the bit with the coupling on it) up about two inches - it slides to allow the column to collapse in the event of a collision

Your column shift column should work OK

Clearance to the headers is a whole 'nother problem...
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:34 pm 
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ahh that sounds easy enough, it wont damage anything will it?

Also whats the problem with the headers?
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:37 pm 
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Tobey wrote:
ahh that sounds easy enough, it wont damage anything will it?

Nope, it is designed to slide - has an o-ring thingy on the inner shaft to stop it from rattling around - get a spare one and pull the inner shaft out - you'll see what I mean.

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Also whats the problem with the headers?

Don't headers on Clevos always foul on everything??
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:33 pm 
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i always thought xf steering boxes were
different from xa-xe, with regaurd to the
mounting to the rail??
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:55 pm 
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Tobey wrote:
Also whats the problem with the headers?

Don't headers on Clevos always foul on everything??[/quote]

haha, if only i had a clevo, i have a 250 pre X flow...
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:07 am 
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Tobey wrote:
haha, if only i had a clevo, i have a 250 pre X flow...

You are better off without one and the headers will probably be OK...
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