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Tilt Steering Column

 
slud
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Posted: 06/22/10 07:06 AM

I would like to install a tilt steering column in my 61 Galaxy. Has anyone put a Ford column {truck, Explorer, Ranger} in one?  

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waynep7122
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Posted: 06/22/10 05:59 PM

there are new tilt columns that can be installed in almost anything...  


here are a bunch of articles....  once you read these... and a few more.. you may understand what is possible..

almost anything can  be done...   but it is vital that you do this with the highest work standards... and materials.

NO slip shod work...  no half way...  no i will fix that later... in steering...

read on...

http://www.corvettefever.com/howto/corp_0702_flaming_river_steering_column_install/index.html

http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto/30247_collapsible_steering_column/index.html

http://www.classictrucks.com/tech/1006clt_ididit_retrofit_column_install/index.html

http://www.customclassictrucks.com/techarticles/0606cct_ford_f100_ididit_tilt_steering_column_install/index.html

http://www.customclassictrucks.com/techarticles/0911cct_ford_f1_flaming_river_tilt_column_install/index.html

http://www.superchevy.com/technical/chassis/suspension_steering/sucp_0911_flaming_river_tilt_steering_column/index.html

http://www.camaroperformers.com/camaro-tech/general/camp-0912-camaro-steering-column-upgrade/index.html



yet... these are not your model...  but columns are columns... with some variations..


the reason to do it right the first time... look at this one minute video...   notice the response of the steering wheel about half way through...

http://www.guzer.com/videos/rally_crash_water.php  

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slud
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Posted: 06/23/10 12:50 PM

Thanks for the quick reply waynep7122, but the goal is to use a Ford column, for the pedals {car was originally an auto] , Power brake booster for disc brakes, and use the Ford wiring from ignition switch on column, to go to old Ford Dura spark ignition box, to Ford Duraspark dist., for old 390. I am trying to make this as easy as possible,[low budget, not a lot of spare time, and NO WAYNEP beside to help with wiring!!LOL.]  I took some measurements from my 80 Ford Van column, just have to go to barn, and fight bees, and start comparing! Thanks again for reply.  

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waynep7122
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Posted: 06/23/10 05:07 PM

mis understood again... i posted the links.. for installation tips to help you install a ford column....

i love the duraspark conversions...  i do them all the time...  75/76 ford pickups came with 360 FE motors. for the proper distributer .. but this is well known..  

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slud
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Posted: 06/24/10 06:23 AM

The ol' woman tells me all the time I don't explain things very good.. I'm still not real good with this thing do I have to type in the http thingy...I tried to click on it last night wouldn't work. I was on a mission, and it was important that I thanked you for the help...If I have some time this evening I'll have a look at the sites ... I already have the dist, but I thought I read some where that the gear had to be changed??? Its still in the box, and I have a ACCEL Dual Point in it now..When I get the chance, I'll get an explanation from you on wiring.  

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