4 Speed vs Auto Column Comparison

by Dennis Wheeler

There is a difference in steering tilt columns when you compare "auto column" tilt vs "manual column" tilt units. The evidence is pretty clear when you look and compare the two in the attached pix. The "manual shift" unit has a full square and 1 inch LONGER shoulder housing below the tilt unit PLUS it has no slot for that pesky lil spring clip for the shift indicator as does the auto, and the auto unit has a "clipped" off shoulder for ignition rod linkage to clear when in movement to lock the column