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Question about a steering column part (1/3)
 7/14/20 2:41am
daveo76
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.


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I had my column out for my Borgeson steering upgrade.  As I was carrying it over to the car to reinstall, I let it dip down so the wheel end was less than horizontal and a 4-5" rod fell out.  I didn't see exactly where it came out from, but the only place I can see it coming from is from inside the steering shaft itself.  Is that correct?  If so what does that rod do and can I just drop it back in?  

Column is reinstalled in the car now and everything hooked up, except the steering wheel and related.   I meant to take a picture to post, but slipped my mind as I was buttoning up for the night.  

 



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1976 Silver/Firethorn.  L48, 4spd.  Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
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Re: Question about a steering column part (2/3)
 7/14/20 7:11am
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas


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Assuming it is a Tilt/Tele column, it would be the rod that goes inside the shaft to lock the telescopic function. Insert the rod back into the shaft, and then the adjusting screw with the lever.



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Re: Question about a steering column part (3/3)
 7/15/20 1:44am
daveo76
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.


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Thanks, Joel.  Yep, I do have tilt/tele and I do believe you are correct.  I have the wheel on now and thought I was going to get everything else back together tonight, but ran into a snag with that adjusting bolt (the one with the concave indentations all around).  Somehow the female threads in the shaft have gotten buggered.  I think tomorrow I'll try lightly running a tap in there.  

So close to getting the car put back together! Anxious to get it out of the shop, wash the dust off and drive!



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1976 Silver/Firethorn.  L48, 4spd.  Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
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