After spending a few frustrating hours going it alone on my 69 with no success I'm in need of some advice.
Just got the whole car back together and was going to fire her up and noticed the ignition switch would not move into the lock position. There is a new Le Carra wheel on so thought that the locking pin was being obstructed. Well, that was not the case. Thinking that maybe the gears jumped a few teeth I decided to try and remove the lock cylinder. How do the lock cylinders come out? I seem to recall just rotate the lock cylinder all the way back, push in and it should pop out. Because it would not even rotate to the lock position I tore the top half of the column off. Good idea, yeah right!
At this point, with the top part of the column in my kitchen, I still can not get the lock cylinder out. The flat gear, which connects to the ignition relay on top of the lower part of the column, looks in good condition as does the circular gear on the lock cylinder. What is puzzling is that I can manually move the flat ignition gear into all four locations, start, run, lock and acc. When I reassembled it only three positions were attainable, like there is not enough gear. I don't know what happened other than a gear slipped and to get it back together properly I need to get the lock cylinder out.
Any help would be most appreciated.
And at this point I'm thinking that a new tilt column sounds nice.