Manual steering with 428CJ/SCJ?

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Manual steering with 428CJ/SCJ?

Post by cj750 » 01 Jan 2012, 01:48

The drum brake thread got me wondering, does anyone know how common, or uncommon, manual steering was with 428 engines?
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Re: Manual steering with 428CJ/SCJ?

Post by CougarCJ » 01 Jan 2012, 02:54

My special order, 1969 XR7 with R code 4 speed, & drag pack was originally a manual steer car.

Almost 93% of all 1969 cougars received power steering. Pretty uncommon for any engine.
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Re: Manual steering with 428CJ/SCJ?

Post by cj750 » 01 Jan 2012, 12:39

Thanks for the quick reply, Scott.
Was the manual steering in your '69 R-code fast-ratio or regular?

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Re: Manual steering with 428CJ/SCJ?

Post by MercuryDon » 01 Jan 2012, 13:42

My 1969 Cylone CJ has manual steering with a rim blow horn. Makes for fun when parking ... LOL
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
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Re: Manual steering with 428CJ/SCJ?

Post by CougarCJ » 01 Jan 2012, 14:48

cj750 wrote:Thanks for the quick reply, Scott.
Was the manual steering in your '69 R-code fast-ratio or regular?

Jay
I don't have the answer to that question. When I was rebuilding the suspension and adding the P/S I didn't pay attention.
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Re: Manual steering with 428CJ/SCJ?

Post by 70b302cat » 01 Jan 2012, 15:33

MercuryDon wrote:My 1969 Cylone CJ has manual steering with a rim blow horn. Makes for fun when parking ... LOL
My Boss 351 is the same, rimblow with manual steering. Just watch how you grip and squeezee.
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Re: Manual steering with 428CJ/SCJ?

Post by cj750 » 03 Jan 2012, 11:05

Both my Eliminators have fast-ratio (i.e. high-effort) manual steering with rim-blow wheels, so I know exactly what you are talking about.
When I bought my first Cougar, I'd never heard of the rim-blow horn feature, and the previous owner didn't explain it. For quite a while I was at a loss as to why the horn would honk at seemingly random moments, but particularly in parking lots. Was quite the "Eureka!" moment when I figured it out.

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Re: Manual steering with 428CJ/SCJ?

Post by rcode » 29 Oct 2016, 18:20

Seriously, what were the engineers thinking (or not) ? Manual steering/rim blow? One needed a death grip to parallel park! Too funny.
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Re: Manual steering with 428CJ/SCJ?

Post by MercuryDon » 30 Oct 2016, 00:44

My 1st experience with a rim blow horn was in 1973 when I bought a 70 T-bird. I thought the car had a short and returned it to the dealer. Felt pretty stupid when the tech showed me it was just my gripping the wheel to hard when turning. And the T-bird of course had pwr strg.
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
06 Dodge SRT10. 11k miles 488 cube Viper V10. 505hp. 6 spd. 4.10SG

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