70 Charger 500 steering column weirdness...

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  1. Triplegreen500

    Triplegreen500 Well-Known Member

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    So, my 500 is (of course) buckets and console interior, with a floor shift auto. I was looking under the hood the other day trying to find casting numbers on the exhaust manifolds (any tips?), and noticed the steering column has a linkage on it, going to the transmission. Is this for a column shift?? The interior has zero column shift parts - no PRNDL on the column, no missing lever, no rotating collar. Is this just the ignition interlock?
     
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    it is your steering lock out ,one year only.
     
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        Yup, that looks like it. Very similar look to my '72 Satellite column shift setup in my wagon...but I disconnected that, when I put a B&M floor shifter in, for the reverse-manual 727.
         
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        When I converted mine to a Tremec 5 speed...

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        My original floor shift column had this linkage in place.
         
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