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Thread: Flaming River tilt column and cruise control

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    No need for me to post pics of mine, they look very similar to yours. Unless something changes my mind, I'm going to say those errors are built in to every one that uses those parts.

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    Turns out that the column I have in the Hemi55 is also a tilt column, and the tilt lever installs in about the same position. So that tells me that they're all like that, and it's assembled correctly.

    But the hazard switch is aligned a lot better. It looks a little off in this pic, but it's because it's at a slight angle. Maybe my hazard switch is misaligned on the turn signal switch assembly. In the pics I posted above it looks like it got damaged on assembly at FR.

    Here's the Hemi55 column...

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    Here's my switch as it arrived....

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    Maybe I just need to enlarge the screw holes in the turn signal switch a little and rotate the switch and call it good.
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    Well the turn signal switch has big holes in it already, but the recess the screw head fits into is pretty snug around the screw head, preventing any rotation of the switch. I went to try to find screws with smaller heads, like socket heads, but couldn't find anything with the 12-24 threads they use. Why the hell would they use such a weird size screw? I could turn down the heads on the stock screws, but I wanted to try it with some other screws before I "screw" them up.
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    Wow. Sure makes me want to try and figure out how to use an OE column, or something to hook up to a C4 rack? I still have a 81 Camaro column I've been trying to give away for years. I would just have to deal with the key switch on the side which is kind of handy.
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    I fixed the hazard switch misalignment today . I got some new 12-24 screws so I didn't mess up the stock ones in case my fix didn't work. I went to two hardware stores before I could find any and the one that had them only had a few of them. I got two 1" and one 1/2" length, same length as the stock column screws.

    I noticed that the turn signal switch holes are pretty large, and they have a taper to capture the screw head. So it's hard to misalign it, but it prevents any adjustment too. With the switch in the standard position, this is what the top screw looks like. Notice the hole is elongated....I didn't do that so they must be made that way. It looks like it's for alignment but you can't do it because of the hole taper and some alignment features designed into the parts.

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    It looks like you're supposed to be able to adjust the position of the switch, but you can't because the screw heads won't allow it to move. So I turned down the heads on my lathe from .420 to .375".

    I installed the screws and still couldn't get any movement of the switch and I noticed a little "nub" cast into the column casting, and a small hole that it engages with on the switch The hole is a little oblong but way too small to allow any significant adjustment. It's the small oblong hole on the left in the pic below, next to the larger hole.

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    I then drilled out the small hole to .177" (#17) to allow more adjustment. Then I adjusted the switch where I wanted it, and tightened the screws. You can see that the screw is off-center, but it was off-center the other direction before disassembly. The hazard switch is now centered and looks as lot better, and works good. Hope it stays there.

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    I found out that the shroud just presses onto the column so I removed it by hand and clearanced the turn signal lever hole to avoid rubbing the cruise wires on it. This is how it was before clearancing and I thought the wires were being pinched.

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    Now back to wiring.
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