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Bradysdad

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1967 Tilt Column Range of Motion
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:05:40 AM »
Hello All,

I just purchased a true 1967 RS/SS that is very well optioned. Tilt column, Deluxe interior, 4Spd w/Console and gauges, factory tach, factory rear window defogger, 12 bolt posi, power disc (frnt) brakes, power steering, AM/FM radio. My question is regarding the range of motion for the tilt column. When tilted fully in the UP position, it is aligned with what would be the standard, non-tilt column position. When I tilt the wheel, it tilts down quite far. I had a 1968 Firebird years ago that also had a tilt column and it seemed that the upper range of the tilt put the wheel in a farther UP position than stock.

Am I imagining or does someone have correct range of motion for the factory column?

Thanks. I would send pictures but I will not be picking up the car until late next week.

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Re: 1967 Tilt Column Range of Motion
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 05:48:17 PM »
I have a '68 with a tilt wheel and it has seven positions.

There is the middle position where the steering wheel is perpendicular to the centerline of the column. I assume this is how a non-tilt wheel would be.

Then there are three positions above and three below the middle. In the lowest position, the steering wheel is almost perpendicular to the ground. In the highest position, I don't know how to tell you how high but it's awkwardly high.

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Re: 1967 Tilt Column Range of Motion
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 06:47:14 PM »
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Then there are three positions above and three below the middle. In the lowest position, the steering wheel is almost perpendicular to the ground. In the highest position, I don't know how to tell you how high but it's awkwardly high.
Dave

As in most tilts, the UP position should be high enough to facilitate getting in / out of the driver's seat... ie. more knee room!~  :)
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Re: 1967 Tilt Column Range of Motion
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 12:51:56 AM »
My question is regarding the range of motion for the tilt column. When tilted fully in the UP position, it is aligned with what would be the standard, non-tilt column position. When I tilt the wheel, it tilts down quite far.

Well something is not right, but I am not sure what it is. As mentioned, it should have 3 positions upward from straight.  Maybe it has been apart and someone put it back together incorrectly?  I really don't know. Sorry.
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Re: 1967 Tilt Column Range of Motion
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 01:50:50 AM »
If you pinch the t/s switch harness, it can act like that.....Joe
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Re: 1967 Tilt Column Range of Motion
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 11:01:26 PM »
Good info all and Thanks. I definitely do not have the 3 clicks UP motion above center.  I will have to take it apart when I pick up the car.  Appreciate the feedback!