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Bill JJ, Lynbrook, NY, 72 Plymouth Duster 360

Can you tell me the technical reason – if a good oneexists – for NOT collapsing the manual steering column on an A-body to fit apower steering box?

I’ve heard that this is a no-no, but no one seems to be able to provide mewith an accurate technical reason as to why? Is it dangerous?

I’ve heard that it’s just a matter of removing the plastic pin and itslides up. Since it’s attached on both ends, how can this be a bad thing?I’m sure you must know about this so if you can offer information … andif necessary a way to do this a different way, I’d very very appreciative.Thanks and best regards,

Bill-

To be safe, I’d pull the pin, remove the inner shaft, and shorten it by theamount you need to slide it up. This removes the risk of it bottoming outand going solid in a crash. Ouch.

Redrill as required, then, if the pin is re-useable, reinstall it. if not,use a plastic nut and bolt.

Rick

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