All First, Second, and Third Gen Camaros.
The flexible coupling flange should be installed all the way on the gear input shaft. Then torque the cross bolt to 30 ft-lbs.
First Gen Camaros - where the steering gear and flexible coupling attach directly to the steering column:
Assemble the steering column flange directly onto the shoulder bolts sticking out from the flexible coupling;
1). If you have a steering column with a flange that has a cross bolt, let the column flange "float" on the steering column shaft so that the rubber disc in the flexible coupling is reasonably flat. Then tighten the column flange cross bolt to 30 ft-lbs.
2). Then assemble the nuts with their lockwashers to the flexible coupling shoulder bolts and torque to 18 ft-lbs.
3). The stop pins on the flexible coupling should be central in the slots on the column flange. Turn the steering wheel one quarter turn and recheck that the pins are still central. If the stop pins are not central, you will need to loosen the steering column mounting fasteners and reposition the lower end of the steering column so that it is more inline with the steering gear.
Second and Third Gen Camaros:
1). These Camaros have a separate intermediate steering shaft assembly. The flexible coupling will seek a central location. Just assemble the column flange onto the shoulder bolts sticking out of the flexible coupling and torque the nuts with their lockwashers to 18 fl-lbs.