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 Post subject: 1979 Ford Cortina TE power steering
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:23 am 
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Hey guys just wondering if it was possible to add power steering to my 1979 Ford Cortina TE, if so could you please point me in the right direction?

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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Ford Cortina TE power steering
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:17 am 
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DrenReaver wrote:
Hey guys just wondering if it was possible to add power steering to my 1979 Ford Cortina TE, if so could you please point me in the right direction?

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It will be possible. Does it have the 6 cylinder motor? If so, an XE/XF Power steering pump will bolt to the motor, assuming there's no clearence issues, which I wouldnt imagine there would be. I'm not entirely familiar with the steering setup in a Cortina, do they use rack and pinion? if so, maybe you could adapt an E series rack to fit. If they have a steering box, look at XE/XF Falcons and look at adapting that. Eithier way some things will need to be adapted, but the XE/XF Power steering pump should bolt straight on.

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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Ford Cortina TE power steering
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:43 am 
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some 6 cyl cortinas came with power steering, afaik not in 4 cyl.
but if you can find a 6 cyl cortina power steering rack then its just a matter of getting a pump to fit the 4 cyl and some lines...

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Ford Cortina TE power steering
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:41 pm 
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ive got the 4 cylinder cortina

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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Ford Cortina TE power steering
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:06 pm 
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when i had my te 4 banger it had power steering fitted by the previous owner so i can be done somehow

 

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