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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
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posted 01-31-2002 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just aquired a car with this option. It locks into several different places like it should, but there is also quite a bit of play in each position. Is this normal or does anyone know before I tear it down of a common problem with these to get this way - something came loose, an often broken item, etc?

Thanks for any help.

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Dave Witthoeft
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Registered: Dec 2000

posted 02-01-2002 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by skips69:
I just aquired a car with this option. It locks into several different places like it should, but there is also quite a bit of play in each position. Is this normal or does anyone know before I tear it down of a common problem with these to get this way - something came loose, an often broken item, etc?

Thanks for any help.


Mines preaty slopy too. Time for a rebuild. March 1999 Mustang Monthly. Page 80. Hope that helps.

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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
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posted 02-01-2002 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, I have all issues back to 95', I will check that out.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-01-2002 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the ones I've seen, I've very happy mine doesn't have it.

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Fastback68
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posted 05-21-2002 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm, that's not a glowing endorsement Steve. I have a 68 tilt steering column I was planning on installing one day. Anyone with a 68 advise me against this?

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-21-2002 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes! It's a very bad idea!! Am enclosing $25.00 American funds, send at once!! LOL!! Seriously...I acqurired a tilt for my 68 recently. It's very tight and am planning to install it. I like them but I have seen some that ARE sloppy! Am not going to bother with the tilt away part, though. Too big a hassle. Next owner can have that pleasure!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-21-2002 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fastback68:
Hmmm, that's not a glowing endorsement Steve. I have a 68 tilt steering column I was planning on installing one day. Anyone with a 68 advise me against this?

I was only talking about the '71-'73 models. I don't know how good the earlier models were.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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PONYMAN
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posted 05-21-2002 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, are they really that bad? I have been looking for a nice one at a good price for my 72. That way I could run the original steering wheel without it digging about an in and a half into my legs.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-22-2002 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe it was just the three I looked at. After that I just decided to stick with my fixed column. If you find a good one, go for it.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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