Steering Coumn Heat

Mar 24, 2018 5:19 PM - 325 Views Create A New Thread

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tazhog54

Wingate, NC



Have you ever wondered why you feel heat coming in your GM column ?
The stock GM tilt column outer tubing is used for manual or automatic ! To save them a lot of money ! To fix the air coming in is pretty easy if your using it for manual no shiftier on the column . As you can see in the pics the bottom of the tube has a big hole which is used for shiftier on the column that is no being used. Also there are some small oval holes about 3 off them that also need to be plugged ! Remember to pull the plastic bushing out of the column tube that has a C clip wire holding it in as if you leave it welding the metal in it will melt . After welding them up Now there will be no more heat coming up your column ! And we finished it off with a firewall rubber boot seal from JJ'S Rods & E-Z Firewall Boots, part number JJS-32561916-1 Now it seals up the air coming around the column and area on the firewall and it looks good. Plus the rubber boot stops the radiant heat transfer going up the column !









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Comments
  • will547
    Apr 1, 2018 at 3:35 PM


  • The good old days when gas was 50 cents a gallon...


  • GeneF
    Apr 1, 2018 at 11:42 AM


  • Wish I had a 327 right now! If I could find a decent used one I'd swap out my 350 in my streetrod in a minute. My last streetrod had a 327, and that was one great engine. I met the man that put that engine together once (at the Columbus Goog-Guys), and I asked him what he did to that engine to make it run so good. His reply was "a mild cam, and a small four barrel Holey carb". I tell ya, that thing would really run! Every time I run across one, somebody wants a fortune for it. There was a zillion of em, but now I guess they have been changed over to 350s.

  • jimmothershead
    Mar 29, 2018 at 8:45 AM


  • Hey, Jeff
    Great info and pix.
    You do nice work.
    Back in the fuel crunch DAZE, I would buy a Chevy Kingswood wagon or Impala, drive it home for 50 bucks. Use the 327/350, auto, battery, wire harness, and tilt column for a street rod. Column was always too long so I would take an axe to it.
    Jim, School of Hot Rod Hard Knocks

  • GeneF
    Mar 27, 2018 at 6:46 PM


  • TAZHOG, thanks! This is how this forum is supposed to work...a person has a question, and someone has answer / advice.

  • tazhog54
    Mar 26, 2018 at 8:33 PM


  • GeneF I found some parts from Carid and also some on E - Bay also www.steeringcolumnservices.com/steering-column-parts.php

  • blade58
    Mar 26, 2018 at 6:00 AM


  • Good tip ,thanks for sharing

  • will547
    Mar 25, 2018 at 9:26 PM


  • That will sure that issue for sure.


  • GeneF
    Mar 25, 2018 at 5:02 PM


  • I have always wondered where the goodies can be had to overhaul a column. I had one once I wanted overhauled, and the big steering column specialists don't want your column. They don't fix - they just sell. There can't be that much to them... Oh, and the big specialty houses, they don't sell parts either, guess that keeps competion low.

  • tazhog54
    Mar 24, 2018 at 5:48 PM


  • Sorry about them being not in order here in the blog as they where in order when i posted them !



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