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Tele-Column ID of Steering Gear parts?
Posted by: Don1963 ()
Date: December 07, 2017 05:47AM

Hello out there. I have a question about my 66 corsa. I am going to either rebuild or replace my steering gear.How do i identify a telescopic shaft? If my car does not have one I will want to install it. I would appreciate any suggestions on new versus rebuilt, and companies who sell the components. I have been doing business with Clark's for most of the other parts so far.I am not building a race car, but I want to make it as safe as possible. Thank you for your time.



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Re: Tele-Column ID of Steering Gear parts?
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 07, 2017 06:08AM

I wonder if you mean 'collapsable' instead of telescope. Your comment about safety is my clue. Tele columns allow steering wheel adjustment up and down for comfort. Collapsible is for crash protection.

Collapsible columns started in 67. To install in earlier models would be a task. Besides the column from steering box to steering wheel and wiring changes due to turn sig/emergency flasher/clutch pedal assembly and various mounting changes to underdash it will be a bit labor intensive too.

Hopefully Matt will move your thread away from valve adjustment subject line. You might divulge your location.

best wishes, Steve
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Re: Tele-Column ID of Steering Gear parts?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 07, 2017 09:35AM

Collapsible (Safety) Corvair columns are easily identified by the presence of a "Hazard Warning" button on the right side opposite to the turn signal lever.

As stated by Steve, installation of the later column is not a bolt-in and many significant modifications are required.

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Re: Tele-Column ID of Steering Gear parts?
Posted by: Don1963 ()
Date: December 08, 2017 12:56PM

Hello again. Thanks guys for the information. You were right when you figured I meant collapsing instead of telescopic. My car is a 66 and it does not have the "hazard warning " button on the side. How much of an issue is it? Do you guys change that on your cars? Maybe I will rebuild the gear I have and call it good. By the way I am in Portland Mi. That is between Grand Rapids and Lansing.I am going to see if there is a way to fill in the subject and get it in the right place. Best wishes to you, and thanks again!

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Re: Tele-Column ID of Steering Gear parts?
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: December 08, 2017 01:04PM

No way would I go through the trouble of installing a '67-69 column, just not worth the hassle IMHO.

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Re: Tele-Column ID of Steering Gear parts?
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 08, 2017 01:13PM

You are near Ken Hand vairmech here. He can help you with parts and hints.

The thread already has been moved thanks to moderator Matt Nall.

I have seen several severe head on crashes with 66 and back Corvairs and steering
stayed in place.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo 1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4 1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
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Re: Tele-Column ID of Steering Gear parts?
Posted by: Don1963 ()
Date: December 08, 2017 01:54PM

Thanks guys! I will rebuild the gear and move on to the next project.

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Re: Tele-Column ID of Steering Gear parts?
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: December 08, 2017 02:11PM

I recall a forum members LM being totaled a couple years back in a very nasty head-on collision, the steering wheel came back only a few inches yet the front of the car was smashed in a few feet eye popping smiley

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1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Tele-Column ID of Steering Gear parts?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 08, 2017 03:40PM

WoW ! ! !

What is the story on that one?
That looks like it was moving pretty fast.
A head-on? With what???


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Re: Tele-Column ID of Steering Gear parts?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 08, 2017 04:03PM

T-boned the car that pulled out in frontof him.





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