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    Just a little update - I'm aware I've not been on this site for a while. I'll come back soon and look through everyone elses progress in the coming weeks!

    I managed to blow the cobwebs off and get the mustang through its annual MOT inspection ready for some driving this summer hopefully.





    She was feeling a little neglected, but some super unleaded (99 RON) in the tank and a charge of the battery and she drove fine.
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    Very cool, and those wheels are awesome!
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    Had a few problems the last month or so, trying to get it going again for summer. A perished fuel line meant a mysterious lack of fuel pressure into the engine bay and led to me missing one of my favourite shows at the beginning of the season.

    Thats all fixed now though, along with new fuel lines all over, and a basic service (plugs, air filter). She's running better than ever before now, and I got her out to an american car meet at an american themed diner thats recently reopened near me;


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    Your Stang is awesome! Love the stance! If you encounter other RHD foxes, please post pics
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    1985 Lincoln Continental. T-5, Bullit wheels, Mustang springs and Hybrid Lincoln/Mustang control arms, 8.8 w 3.27s, Cobra swaybar, adjustable struts and shocks....

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    love it. really curious about all of the rhd specific parts, and what they used for a steering rack. the wheels look killer
    Devin

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    accidentally double posted
    Devin

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    Check out my build thread for tons of IRS info, and general restoration help. There's a little bit of everything -->goo.gl/krmqNz
    Pm's welcome if you have any questions

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    Looking sharp! Love a Four-eye in the UK!
    1979 Mustang Cobra 5.0
    2P Red and 1C Black

    Stock never goes out of style
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    Thanks everyone, glad you like how its turning out

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    Your Stang is awesome! Love the stance! If you encounter other RHD foxes, please post pics
    There are quite a few others in our club (Fox Doctors UK) - Ford seem to have converted about 15-20 of them back then, all 79-82 models. We have pictures of quite a few others and most of them are still on the road or in garages in different states of repair/restoration/modification. Perhaps we should just have a thread where I dump all the information we have!

    Quote Originally Posted by dk5_cobra View Post
    love it. really curious about all of the rhd specific parts, and what they used for a steering rack. the wheels look killer
    I think all of the official Ford of Europe converted ones are the same, and are unique to these cars. One of our club members found the brand name, contacted them, and they have given us original drawings for the units. They must have been commissioned along with some other companies who made the RHD dash etc by Ford of Europe back in the early 80s, and I still don't think we know where they were finally put together.
    I believe some of the non-official ones converted by outside companies (including some early mustangs and Mustang II's) use Range Rover steering racks.

    Still got plenty more plans to take it out this year, so hopefully more pictures soon. Once i've had some work done at home to create better storage for it I'll hopefully do some more work to it too!

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    I've got the old English BurmanCortina 80 (so called MkV, but really a RHD Taunus TF) with powered rack and pinion, the useless clamped mounts. CamGears made the non assisted versions in England.

    Adwest made Jaguar, Aston Martin, Jensen Interceptor/ FF used a similar powered rack and pinion system, which was also made by Burman and Lockheed under licence.

    So did Hyundai, who used it from Burman for the the repulsive Cortina based Hyudnai Stella.

    The British Leyland SDI and TR8 Triumph Burman sytem is similar, the Cortina Mk IV/Cortina 80(so called Mk v) and Granada MkII systems are similar to the Australian TE/TF Cortina, but the difference is that RHD Aussie system uses the 100% robust bolted TRW Pinto/Mustang II/Fox mountings.



    Compared to the 1979 TRW rack on at the junkyards Mustang...its just a handed version of it.





    The later Capri, Sierra, Granada Mk III/Scorpio Mekur, had similar internals, different casting, mountings, and tie/track rods.

    They all run Jaguar style torsion bars, 0.19, 0.210, 0.235, 0.250".

    The Aussie one was essentially the only RHD version of the US Fox body power rack and pinion steering.

    For internal parts, they are the same, the external alloy casting or presses steel Locheed type, you can get them if you network. Of course, Fords UK wing Tickford did the Mustang Cobra RHD swap,

    so FEP's Townsville Australia man Ausfox http://vb.foureyedpride.com/member.php?10313-Ausfox


    would likely be the best person to contact.


    They were really common P/S swaps for those old hot rod Holdens, the L34, SLR 5000 or SS5.0 or A9X 308 Holden Torana's, but these days, you can easily find a RHD Subaru Forester rack and convert it, but it uses the inferior clamped center section.


    TRW did all the production engineering for the US steering from the English development work, and also made p/s units for the GM T cars, which you find on the net all the time.

    eg TRW 15713R Steering Rack And Pinion (With Power Steering).

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    I'm diggin' the Euro-Coupe. Nice Car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0 notchback View Post
    I'm diggin' the Euro-Coupe. Nice Car!
    uncle terry's car is amazing.

    Started off as the typically salted Coupe with rust and worries.


    Right hand drive!

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    Very Cool ride!

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