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Looking at the Rack and Pinion swap for a 1st Gen.

Will I be able to retain the stock Steering Wheel? I dont want some Barry Grant looking wheel on there

Does anyone run the Coloum shift feature? If so Pic?
 

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Looking at the Rack and Pinion swap for a 1st Gen.

Will I be able to retain the stock Steering Wheel? I dont want some Barry Grant looking wheel on there

Does anyone run the Coloum shift feature? If so Pic?
Yes your stock wheel will bolt right on,there is a small gap that does not bother most people.Ididit makes a little filler ring to fill this gap if you choose.As for column shifters,a few different variations are in use,from past experience if I was going to use a column shift column I would consider a slightly longer column.This is based on how far the column sticks into the engine compartment.Some applications a longer column allows for more exhaust clearance.What are your plans for engine and manifolds/headers?I could advise better knowing this info.
 

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OK,194 with stock manifolds should be fine,meaning you will have plenty of exhaust room.A split header could be an issue.With a six cylinder engine you will need to swap the oil pan and pick up tube to a rear sump design(common to Camaro,Chevelle,Impalla).The front sump will hit the rack.:eek:
 

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I do not think so,the way our body and front subframe is set up there is a bunch of stuff in the way of having a nice straight shot to the trans lever.:eek:
You could give it a try
 

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I bought that shift arm kit for my 66 wagon, It doesnt work well 62-67 novas. I ended up using some of the parts from it and making it work having the column shift and using the factory parts.
Kind of a pain in the ***, but i found the factory stuff works the best as far as linkage
 
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