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Username Post: 1963 Tilt Column        (Topic#350646)
msp177 
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04-16-18 08:08 AM - Post#2731152    

Does anyone know of an aftermarket tilt column that will work with a factory tach? I checked with Ididit and what they have will not work with the tach. Flaming River is promising but, there engineers are reviewing the measurements I gave them. Apparently there 3 on the tree works with the tach.

Any input welcome!



 
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Andy4639 
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04-16-18 08:24 AM - Post#2731156    
    In response to msp177

Here is a link for the one I found.
I have also been told if you space the column down at the dash mount it will clear the tach.


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msp177 
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04-16-18 08:50 AM - Post#2731164    
    In response to Andy4639

Thanks for all the info and link.

I would think you could shim the column down at the 2 moting positions to create more clearance for the tilt & factory tach for an aftermarket column but, you might run into issues with the horseshoe sleeve that marries the column to the instrument panel in the lower dash, i.e., lights ,vent, cig lighter, etc. Not sure about this but, have you or anyone else tried to install an aftermarket tilt in a 63 Impala that has a factory tach? If so, what column works?



 
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04-16-18 03:28 PM - Post#2731195    
    In response to msp177

Why don't you just use a factory tilt column?

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Andy4639 
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04-17-18 03:57 AM - Post#2731261    
    In response to BigDogSS

The tilt I used is a Chevy column that was modified into a tilt not a aftermarket one. I should have clarified that.


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msp177 
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04-17-18 10:24 AM - Post#2731286    
    In response to Andy4639

What did it cost? Who did it for you?



 
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04-17-18 03:20 PM - Post#2731324    
    In response to msp177

I traded for it. I got a 64 tilt auto and some other parts that I didn't need so I traded it for them.


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msp177 
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04-20-18 06:34 AM - Post#2731635    
    In response to Andy4639

Do you know if the collar/sleeve on the tilt is the same as the non tilt? This is the part that screws into the column underside with 2 screws and is horseshoe looking at the dash above the lower dash filler.

Also, material it is made of? Sounds like plastic when you tap on it and the rest seems like pot metal too me.



Edited by msp177 on 04-20-18 06:35 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
DonSSDD 
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04-21-18 07:41 AM - Post#2731744    
    In response to msp177

This is a black factory 63 Parisienne 3 on the tree column next to a tan 63 Impala 4 speed column, non tilt. Other than the trim piece at the dash (the Pontiac and Chev have a very different dash), the Chev and Pontiac Parisienne columns were identical, same parts and part numbers stamped on them. There are some small differences between the internals of the 2 columns but that is due to one being a 4 speed and one a 3 on the tree.
Below that is a stock 63 Parisienne powerglide tilt column which I am pretty sure is identical to a 63 Chev tilt, based on my experience with the black and tan columns. The fit into the dash I'd say is identical for tilt and non tilt.


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msp177 
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04-21-18 07:58 AM - Post#2731746    
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Thanks for all the info. Do you know what material chevy used on the 63 Impala collar? And do you know the thread used for the tilt lever?

M



 
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04-21-18 04:36 PM - Post#2731781    
    In response to msp177

Pretty sure it’s pot metal.

The signal light arm and the tilt arm have the same thread. The signal light arm is the same as a 62 chev and the vette too, and likely earlier years that are threaded. The 63 non tilt is held on with a screw, not threaded.

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04-22-18 09:06 AM - Post#2731858    
    In response to msp177

Pot metal (cast zinc alloy). 1/4-28 threads on the signal stalk.



 
msp177 
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04-22-18 09:11 AM - Post#2731859    
    In response to DonSSDD

Working with a tilt column. I need the following information if possible...

1. Thread for the tilt & turn signal levers
2. Collar (the horseshoe looking end) material.

I think the lever threads are 5/16 - 18 and the horseshoe looking collar at the dash is pot aluminum (non-magnetic).

Does anyone know the OEM information on a tilt column with factory 7K tach?

Thanks,
M



 
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