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FC95 steering columns
Posted by: persh ()
Date: April 05, 2021 05:40PM

Rather than try to refurbish the sloppy steering box on the '63 Greenbrier, I found another one in great shape. Upon disassembly I discovered that they are very similar but not quite the same. What am I missing? There must have some changes somewhere along the line?? What might be my options?

The one on top is the replacement that I bought.

The one below is the original '63 I just removed.




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Re: FC95 steering columns
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: April 05, 2021 06:50PM

The earlier FC steering columns, 61-63, had the outside tube as part of the steering box housing. 64-65 FC steering boxes had a removable tube that was clamped onto the neck of the gearbox. 61-63 used a different turn signal design whereby the turn signal switch was mounted externally near the base of the tube. A cable running from the swivel plate under the horn button assembly actuated the switch. 64-65 models used an internal turn signal switch like the cars.

Mike

64 Greenbrier
64 Spyder (needs restoration)
65 Corsa 140, restored
66 Corsa turbo, restoring now
66 Corsa 140 "RR" code coupe fully restored
67 Pontiac GTO restored
69 Corvette 427 convertible restored
2015 Porsche Panamera S
2015 Corvette Z06
1965 AC Cobra (Factory Five)

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Re: FC95 steering columns
Posted by: persh ()
Date: April 06, 2021 10:41AM

I'm going to attempt swapping the guts from the 64-65 box to my 63 box. I'm assuming the innards are the same???

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Re: FC95 steering columns
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: April 06, 2021 11:51AM

The advantage to the 64-65 steering column is the 65-66 style turn signal switch. Readly available and much more trouble free than the earlier style.
In fact I converted the 1962 Rampside to the 65-66 car cone and turn signal switch.

Corventure Dave

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Re: FC95 steering columns
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: April 07, 2021 04:37AM

Glad to hear it worked for you to switch it. I agree, the earlier one is problematic with the TS switch. I was more worried about the wiring harness.

Mike

64 Greenbrier
64 Spyder (needs restoration)
65 Corsa 140, restored
66 Corsa turbo, restoring now
66 Corsa 140 "RR" code coupe fully restored
67 Pontiac GTO restored
69 Corvette 427 convertible restored
2015 Porsche Panamera S
2015 Corvette Z06
1965 AC Cobra (Factory Five)

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Re: FC95 steering columns
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: April 07, 2021 07:05AM

The wiring has to be adapted between the 64-65 and 61-63. Not difficult to do.
I believe Ken posted the conversion here.

Corventure Dave

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Re: FC95 steering columns
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: April 07, 2021 08:10AM

Was Craig Nichols that did a write up on the conversion of the EM FC directional system to the 64/65 system. Only need a connector housing from a 65-66 Car or 64-65 FC fuse block hardness and the packard 56 connectors to convert the stock harness to accept the new directional switch.

Marco
A 2nd Gen Monza Wagon, a 2nd Gen GB 8door, a 2nd Gen (61's were 1st Gen) R/s and a 62nd Gen Turbo coupe..

Hanging out with the scorpions, king snakes, road runners, coyotes and quails In the southern desert of the silver state
Mesquite NV 89024

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Re: FC95 steering columns
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: April 07, 2021 04:34PM

Ah, that's right. It was Craig indeed.

Corventure Dave

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Re: FC95 steering columns
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: April 07, 2021 07:51PM

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Mike
64-65 models used an internal turn signal switch like the cars.

64-65 models used an internal turn signal switch like the 65 to 69 cars.

IFIFY (I fixed it for you)

The 64 cars use the cable actuated switch like the 61 to 63 FC.winking smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: FC95 steering columns
Posted by: Johnniespeed ()
Date: April 08, 2021 05:03PM

I converted my 62 Rampy to the 64/65 style to use the better TS switch. Super simple to do.

John

1962 Rampside, 4.3 Vortec powered.
The thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

Sparta Michigan.


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