Does not matter if car was power or not, his likely was swapped sometime in the cars lifetime. If you say he owned it since day one, and knows for certain it had not been changed, then I retract my previous statement. My 67, originally manual steering has it, and my 69 power steering has it. The foundry installed the column as 1 piece, and you cannot slide the flange through the narrrow space between the exhaust manifold and upper control arm without some major hassle, so to improve productivity they installed the flange on the gearbox first. Jason.northernforce said:The intermediate shafts are different from bigblock(bolted flange) to small block (pressed on) but does that rule apply only when power steering was ordered? Looked at a 71 all original non power steering bigblock ss car (with documentation) and it had the pressed on shaft while a buddy of mone who is restoring a documented 70 396 ss with power steering(it was a basket case) it has a pressed shaft as well-he has owned the car for a few years -but I guess it could of been changed. Both cars are Canadian built-any thoughts-thanks-keep on cruising ---Dave.