Original 1972 copyright Service Parts Manual and '70 Factory Assembly Manual both indicate that there were two rag joints in '70, manual and power. I can find no indication that '70 SS cars received anything specific.
i didn't think i remembered there being any difference either, but i have seen several posts on this board where different people indicated that the was a difference between the ss and non ss steering shafts and joints. i just thought i may have missed something over the years and want to be sure.
Big block cars and small block cars used different joints, and is one way to tell if a car is a true SS, IF the car was originally equipped with a big block to begin with.
That is to say, if you see 70 to 72 car with a big block and all the badges and with the correct instrument panel, if it has a small block style rag joint, the car is probably a well done clone. I'll have to search for the pics and post a link.
Issue is whether the lower flange on the steering intermediate shaft is welded on or bolted on. Best summary I can find in from my original 1964-1972 Chevelle/Monte Carlo Service Parts list from GM Canada.
In summary, bolted flanges were used on:
- big block cars
- cars with tilt steering wheels
The Chevelle Engineer
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[This message has been edited by Fred Aldrich (edited 08-18-2001).]
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