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need help to disengage locking mech in 70 cuda steering column.

Hi, I have a 1970 cuda with an A/T and the original car had the automatic shifter on the column. The last PO put in a floor shifter in and still left the column shifter hooked up. I am trying to get rid of the
shifter on the column but don't know what to do to disengage it and still make the car start and function. I can not take the key out if the floor shifter is not in park? Any help would be appreciated.

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Remove the column linkage and use the floor. Leave the column position in park and remove handle. The key push release ring is deep behind and do not know a way around it. Other than lock it in release position. That ring has nothing to do with PRNDL location. in the 80's my 70 cuda had a floor shifter with the little knob left from the shifter. I left it in park.

My 71 currrent cuda is a 4 speed and has factory column. You can find them in auctions.

I have a floor console and auto shifter with linkage complete up in the attic. Sounds like you need the column.
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Thank you, I will try this and yes I agree with you that I need a new column......
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