ID tag on the steering box says:
According to the documentation found in the internet
|65-66 Mustang||HCC AW||Power||16:1||3 3/4|
|HCC AX||Manual||16:1||3 3/4|
|HCC AT||Manual||19.9:1||4 5/8|
And the interpretation of the date code is:
|3rd and 4th||Date||08||8th|
|5th||Shift||B||B||(the second work shift of the day)|
Based on the dates, this might be the original "slow-ratio" box installed by the factory.
The basic reconditioning took place with the steering box. Cleaning, painting and greasing, that is.
Good instructions how to lubricate the box can be found on Stangers' site. In brief it goes like this.
1) Turn wheels all the way to one end 2) Remove fill plug and the farthest screw 3) Press grease in until it squirts out of the screw hole 4) Turn wheels to the other end and repeat the steps.
|Fill Plug removed|
|Grease squirting out of the far-most screw hole|