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I'm wondering if anyone has added power steering and or ac to their car? If so how hard is it. Where do i find out how to do it? and what all i need to buy? I did see a kit for the AC that uses the vents and controls of the heating system so I do not have to alter the dash etc of the car? Any advice, suggestions, and parts are welcome. Thanks for your help!
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Be sure you are buying parts for a 69.1970 is different.
 

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Welcome to VMF! Tell us a little more about your car. Did it originally have PS and someone converted it to manual? that would make it easier to put back. There are many options on steering, including aftermarket rack and pinion setups. On the A/C, Vintage Auto Air has its proponents. You could do a search and find lots on both topics, sometimes someone posted detailed answers and arent' around this time to answer again.
 
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thanks, as far as i am aware it never had power steering. I was told there are two different kinds of ac units to choose from. I heard on one that you do not have to do any work to the dash etc of your car it hooks up to the same vents as your heater and you use your heater control to run it as well. Has anyone used this set up?
 

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I haven't worked on any 69's in particular but..
Generally old Mustang A/C came in two flavors, the factory put it in on the assembly line or the car dealer installed it after the car was delivered. The first is referred to as "Factory AC" the second as "Add-On or Hang-On AC".
I like the factory AC which more resembles late model style AC. I have a 67 which never had AC and found the whole factory setup in a junk car. Installing it wasn't particularly fun, but was just a matter of removing and replacing. No actual modifications to any part of the dash.
Since 69's also had the same options, no AC, factory, or add-on-you have your choice. The add-on works OK and is easier to install, but most of it hangs down under the dash and works separately from the vents already in your car. If you want add AC, people like Classic Auto Air can sell you a complete kit for either configuration. The parts will be brand new and upgraded so you can use the newer type (cheaper) freon. Their kits are are not show car "correct" but a better choice for AC that works really well.
Since power steering was a factory option, you buy new and or used parts to add it to your car so that no one can tell it came new with manual steering (unless they research your VIN or body tags). This stuff isn't available as a "kit" like the AC, so you'll need to scrounge. Some of the bits and pieces may be difficult to come up with.
You might want to collect some Mustang parts catalogs and get an idea of what you need. If you don't have them already, I recommend National Parts Depot, CJ Pony Parts, and Mustangs Unlimited to get you started. There's lots more.
Good luck with it.
 
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