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Today 08:57 PM
Too Many Projects Here's another I couldn't find before. I bought a hard to find used part from him last year. Wayne is a good guy to work with. Give him a call and see if he has parts.
GM Tilt Steering Column / Contact Us
Today 08:42 PM
John long Thanks guys. I will do that Mitch. Brian got me a name from Russel too. Of course with the holiday, I have not been able to contact anyone yet. The spring I ordered was 12 bucks with shipping so I thought I would take a chance. The length of the Merc spring was 2 1/4 inces per the seller in it's relaxed state and the spring I need would be 2 1/2 under tension.......I just might get lucky.

Maybe old Henry stole GM's design and this is a duplicate of the spring I need.

John
Today 08:23 PM
Too Many Projects Maybe call or email this place...

gm, buick, cadillac, chevrolet, oldsmobile, & pontiac steering wheel parts & repair | Steering Column Services
Today 07:47 PM
MARTINSR Damn it's looking good.

Brian
Today 07:44 PM
John long I hope you all don't mind me posting an update even though there is not a tremendous amount of progress. At least you know I am alive and kicking.

I spent 5 days in Nashville and Tim and I had a great time at the Good-Guys Nashville Nationals and I also have gotten "sidetracked" on a junk 63-64 Buick tilt column.





I have gotten the turn signal switch and tilt mechanism working. Upper bearings and tilt are good but I am missing a couple of pieces. The turn signal detent spring is missing and I have ordered one that fits a Mercury tilt column. The measurements are close. Keep your fingers crossed for me.





I have my hole punched in the toe board for the column and have cut out a piece of 1/8 inch stock to reinforce the bottom of the dash.

I will update as I reinforce the firewall, dash, mount the column, and hang the pedals. I would like to have that done before I make the front body mounts. It may help prevent clearance issues down the road.

John





If I can get this origional GM tilt functioning properly, I would rather have it than one of the cheap import columns and as you all know, I am way too frugal to order an Ididit column.

John
05-15-2017 07:29 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Did you hold the left one on the right side to see if maybe it's close?

Probably not, just a thought.
Interesting. I will. Just for curiosity.


LOL...Nope

John
05-15-2017 06:52 PM
123pugsy Did you hold the left one on the right side to see if maybe it's close?

Probably not, just a thought.
05-15-2017 06:20 PM
John long
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Other than drop a few bolts in some of the body mounts just to verify they line up I did not do any work.

One thing I did do was look at the front body mount with the idea of planning my attack at replacing them. I discovered the origional mount would almost work if I slid it sideways a couple inches.

While I do not intend to use any of the origional mounts, it appears making a couple of new ones will be very simple and straight forward

John
Photobucket has been all screwed up,lately. Here is the picture that disappeared.

John

05-13-2017 07:50 PM
idrivejunk Also an excellent choice
05-13-2017 07:25 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
John if you could parlay that shifter into this style of air cleaner I think it would look good. Of course you could always make something, too.

VINTAGE OEM 1965 1966 1967 PONTIAC GTO CHROME AIR CLEANER FACTORY GM | eBay



Whats all this about engine too low? There is no such thing!
That would work. This is what I have been kind of looking at with a set of stock chrome big block tin valve covers.

John

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05-13-2017 07:11 PM
John long Other than drop a few bolts in some of the body mounts just to verify they line up I did not do any work.

One thing I did do was look at the front body mount with the idea of planning my attack at replacing them. I discovered the origional mount would almost work if I slid it sideways a couple inches.

While I do not intend to use any of the origional mounts, it appears making a couple of new ones will be very simple and straight forward.

John

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05-13-2017 07:10 PM
idrivejunk John if you could parlay that shifter into this style of air cleaner I think it would look good. Of course you could always make something, too.

VINTAGE OEM 1965 1966 1967 PONTIAC GTO CHROME AIR CLEANER FACTORY GM | eBay



Whats all this about engine too low? There is no such thing!
05-13-2017 06:28 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
FRUGAL

adjective fruˇgal \ˈfrü-gəl\
Definition of frugal for English Language Learners
: careful about spending money or using things when you do not need to : using money or supplies in a very careful way
: simple and plain




ROTF.......ha......
05-13-2017 03:48 PM
boothboy "FRUGAL

adjective fruˇgal \ˈfrü-gəl\
Definition of frugal for English Language Learners
: careful about spending money or using things when you do not need to : using money or supplies in a very careful way
: simple and plain"




Yes I understand that concept but in the statement itself it contradicts itself. That part about "needing". Of course you need it!! They're bright and shiny!


Mmmmmmmmm Shiny! (always followed by "gimmie, gimmie, gimmie!!")

BB
05-13-2017 01:36 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Don't worry about that.
The extra space can be filled by a blower.

But, ya if the body is down all the way in the pic, it looks low.
I could be wrong. I'm gonna go out and open the hood on my pick up and see how far down it is.

Edit: 13-1/2" from the top of the firewall to the rocker cover.

Of course space is req'd for the brake booster.
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I'm thinking Hilborn Injection with 12" stacks. Or that Man-A-Fre with Slash Cuts.

BB

FRUGAL

adjective fruˇgal \ˈfrü-gəl\
Definition of frugal for English Language Learners
: careful about spending money or using things when you do not need to : using money or supplies in a very careful way
: simple and plain




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