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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 19, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a 67 tilt column ?

I have a tilt column I bought a few years ago.

On the electrical connector it says "Delco-Remy D-8-67"

Is this for a Chevelle ? I hope so LOL
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 19, 1:39 PM
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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

No......the mount plate for a 67 will have 3 of the aluminum block mount locations, not 2 as shown in your picture. Cant help with what it might fit, but its not a 67.


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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

Don't know what it is but not even close to '67 Chevelle.

A few '67s and a '66
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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

In the future here's some info that will help identify columns that are NOT for early Chevlles or any 67 Chevelles.

First thing is the steering shaft. 64-66 Chevelles have a one piece shaft that runs from the steering wheel to the steering box. 67s have a two piece shaft (that looks like a one piece shaft) that is collapse-able but also runs from the steering wheel to the steering box. So if you see a column that uses a bolt on steering shaft, right off the bat, you know it can't be for an early Chevelle.

Next, '67 Chevelles have a mast jacket (the tube which is painted & covers the shaft) which has a steel mesh section in the tube which is designed to crush in a collision. Originals have a plastic sleeve covering the mesh section, but a lot of times the sleeve is missing. So again, if the entire length of the mast jacket tube is solid, it CANNOT be for a '67 Chevelle.

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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

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In the future here's some info that will help identify columns that are NOT for early Chevlles or any 67 Chevelles.

First thing is the steering shaft. 64-66 Chevelles have a one piece shaft that runs from the steering wheel to the steering box. 67s have a two piece shaft (that looks like a one piece shaft) that is collapse-able but also runs from the steering wheel to the steering box. So if you see a column that uses a bolt on steering shaft, right off the bat, you know it can't be for an early Chevelle.

Next, '67 Chevelles have a mast jacket (the tube which is painted & covers the shaft) which has a steel mesh section in the tube which is designed to crush in a collision. Originals have a plastic sleeve covering the mesh section, but a lot of times the sleeve is missing. So again, if the entire length of the mast jacket tube is solid, it CANNOT be for a '67 Chevelle.

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I think most of us are lost unless you include a picture explaining what to look for.

My column is dated 1967 , so what GM cars is it for ? I wonder if there is any reference for these steering columns?

Thanks for the input

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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

I'll make a wild guess and say pickup. That is 67 wiring on it right? Didn't they switch to the rounded connector after that?

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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F323792457152

Take a look at this ebay auction. This column has the correct bowl where the column would meet the dash. Also, notice the "collapsible cage" towards the end of the column.

I think you have a BOP column from pre-67.
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...That is 67 wiring on it right? Didn't they switch to the rounded connector after that?
No, 1967 (Model Year Chevelle) and earlier Chevelles used a "half-moon" shaped wiring connector for the column. Not sure when, but the straight connectors were for newer applications...

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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

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No, 1967 (Model Year Chevelle) and earlier Chevelles used a "half-moon" shaped wiring connector for the column. Not sure when, but the straight connectors were for newer applications...
OK, so that is a 68 or newer wiring in that column. I knew I bought a straight to curved adapter for my 70s column switch wiring to my 67 harness. But I forgot which way it was.

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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

That looks an aftermarket GM style column.
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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

GM/Saginaw probably built about half of the steering columns and steering gear boxes used in other than GM branded vehicles. Add that to the mix.
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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

The non-tilt column currently in my 67 is not a 67; maybe a 66? It has the correct curved connector but doesn't appear to have the "meshed" collapsible part of the column.

I'll be looking for a replacement but have too many things needing $$ spent on right now

Thanks for the great info

This is on ebay right now; looks like the one in my car.

It's a non-tilt floor shift. Doesn't look like it's collapsible ?

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Re: Is this a 67 tilt column ?

Beth, that column on ebay shows it has plastic pins in the lower shaft. I'm saying it's collapsible.

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