Is the height of the keylock boss on the 69 steering column *different* for the non tilt column vs the Tilt column? My car came with a non-tiltcolumn, but the space between seatback and steering wheel has shrunk significantly since I last drove it in 1980 ...
, so I'm considering installing a tilt column. In comparing the original non-tilt and restored tilt columns, I found a couple of differences:Height of Keylock boss
Attached are photos of the boss for the keylock cylinder on the two columns:
Non-tilt column, followed by the higher boss on the Tilt column:
Additionally, the paint color on the bottom of the steering column is different:
Attached are the bottom showing the difference for the Non-tilt (green paint), and tilt (restored black)..
Is it 'normal' that the height of the keylock boss on a tilt column is so much higher than a non tilt?
Is the 'green' painted end of my original non-tilt factory correct? Is the TILT end different and is the 'black painted' also correct?
Any/all help appreciated.
I need to know if this tilt column is correct re the keylock boss height and original type, and if it is, do I need to paint the end green to match the original column before installation.