once again, haha, another question. i need to know how to take off the steering wheel in my 71 nova, i have the nut off and everything but it just doesnt slip off as easy as i thought, how do ya do it?
When using a steering wheel puller, be careful not to over tighten the center threaded rod. If it gets really hard to turn, and the wheel has not popped off, firmly tap on the center shaft with a hammer. It should come loose.
I'm not familiar with first gen steering columns. Most of the columns I have worked on had an alignment mark on the shaft and on the wheel. Line up the marks, install the wheel, and tighten the nut. I would not use an impact on the nut. Unless you have a torque wrench and specification, tightening up by hand is good enough.
If there aren't any alignment marks, make sure the front wheels are straight before installing the wheel.