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John S

Tilt column

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Is the lever on a tilt column where the backdrive rod for an automatic trans, or reverse arm on a 4 spd  connect, the same for auto or manual or are they different. I think they are different but not sure.

John S

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John, I just bought the column from Mike B, he said that his car was a manual and I re-installed it in my automatic floor shift with no problem so I think they are the same. Maybe someone else can confirm.

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They are in fact different.  The automatic arm is longer then the manual arm.  However, as John stated above, I have used an automatic column in a manual car and the rod worked fine.

I'm not really sure why they are different

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John, is this what you are talking about? The first pic is of my 71 402 4 speed and the second is of my 71 402 auto. Both tilt columns. 

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Thank you for the pictures you can clearly see the difference. Yes that is it. My standard column looks like your first picture. Have not bought a column yet, but there are more automatic tilt columns available than 4 speeds. It may work, I don't know for sure. If not I have a wire feed and a torch I'm confident I could make it work with some mild fabrication.

John S

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I have a few 4 speed floor shift straight columns but no tilt. Definitely a difference but doesn't really matter.

I also have some FS Tilts when you get ready for one.  Some of the other GM interchangeable columns have a more 4 speed like Arm but longer. Ex.. 2nd gen Camaro. Still rare in tilt although all were floor shift

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