Part of the problem your having is the column you have pictured is not a 71 column, it looks like a 79 and later column. Read the above posts that Philip posted explaining the differences. 70-78= splined shaft, 79-up = double d shaft.Italstalyon said:Not to change the subject but going verticle... I have a 73 Camaro with a standard column and I am going to try updating it to a tilt from a 71 Camaro and in trying this I notice several differences. 1.) Stock is splined and the tilt has two flats with a hole in the middle. (See picture of tilt shaft) So I looked at the intermediate shaft from the tilt and 2.) the connector to the steering box is smaller and won't fit. Also, the coupling at the Bell connection is different. I am trying to adapt this column by changing the Bell Joint and this might work but the Boot is torn leaving me with a couple of questions;
- Does anyone know where I might get a replacement?
- Is there a better way to do this that I don't see?
Appreciating any guidance here.