Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Saginaw, Michigan
Re: tilt colum conversion
Look at the end of the steering column shaft (out under the hood; the end that sticks out right near the dash). You will have to take off the intermediate steering shaft. Disconnect the pot coupling from the steering column shaft. Is the steering column shaft round, 1 inch diameter, with serrations all the way around? Or is the end of the steering column shaft shaped with two flats with a bolt hole through the middle?
If the column shaft has the flats with the bolt hole through the middle, there is no flexible coupling flange that is designed to attach to it.
If the shaft is round with serrations, you should be able to purchase what is called a detachable flange that will attach to it. I believe that the 1968 through 1982 Corvette detachable flange will fit. This flange is available from most Corvette part sources. The attaching bolt is a GM #7807271 and is the same one that attaches the flexible coupling to the steering gear input shaft.