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Discussion in 'Swap Meet Section' started by ecrump06, Nov 9, 2016.
Looking for a floor shift tilt steering column for 73 automatic Camaro. Thank you.
I have a tilt column from an 81 Trans Am if that will work for you
I'll have to do some research. I'm not sure if they are interchangeable.
I have one removed from a 72
The '81 has a "double D" shaft, interchangeable IF you also grab the intermediate shaft, now there was also a change in wiring, so you'll also need a cancelling cam/ignition switch wiring or do
some basic wiring changes, I'd go for the early one to save the trouble...but it can be made to work.
If you are changing to a tilt column make sure to get the correct intermediate shaft or your steering wheel will be 90 degrease off. I will try to post a picture of the differences in the shafts this weekend. 70- 74 firebird steering columns also work.
Thank you everyone for the replies. I had no idea about the intermediate shaft. I really underestimated the price of restoring a car hahaha.
I have the shaft for the 81 if that matters to you
Yes the price for some parts is through the roof , and tilt is one area, Flaming River has the correct parts that will fit, just pricey , however no guess work , I am saving up for one of them , as some of the used ones are almost the same price
You can index the new shaft (on the early cars) by loosening the lower 7/16 bolt on the steering box rag joint, and turning the wheel where you want it and re-tightening the bolt. This process may involve jacking the car up and down to get at the bolt and it may be a pain in the a$$, but the "wrong ones" will work.