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Clutch, if you do I will be forever grateful, now if I could get my hands on an s10 manual steering column! Haha
It doesn't seem to complicated, it is something I will need to do in the future.
Almost finished rebuilding my Saginaw. De-burred all the gears, just need to load in the needle bearings then I'll be ready for assembly so I will be swapping in my manual transmission hopefully by August.
You can use the parts from any Saginaw column as long as it's stick and tilt and your g-body column is tilt so it can be Camaro firebird pre air bag! Truck s-10 front wheel drive gm also pre SRS Jeep AMC there all the same up top when you start looking for 1 in junk yards you will be surprised how many cars use those columns there's a few things to watch for tho Cruse don't matter use your switches make shore it's close tho what year is your car?
 
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Thanks man I really appreciate the information. I've always loved the interchangeability of these vehicles, but I guess that all really comes down to the manufacturer of each component, like Saginaw, Delphi AC Delco etc etc..
Makes sense to use the same components. Thanks clutch I will research this a bit further.
And my MC is a 78. The only thing that annoys me is the one year only stuff haha
 
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The EPA shut down the only pick and pull within 60 mile radius of me and the others are in the valley in LA..haha not going there too many people haha the one here out in the desert was nice because I'm out in the boonies sort a so no body was there haha
 
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Thanks man I really appreciate the information. I've always loved the interchangeability of these vehicles, but I guess that all really comes down to the manufacturer of each component, like Saginaw, Delphi AC Delco etc etc..
Makes sense to use the same components. Thanks clutch I will research this a bit further.
And my MC is a 78. The only thing that annoys me is the one year only stuff haha
I have 2 78 Cutlasses a 79 H/O and an 87
 
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The EPA shut down the only pick and pull within 60 mile radius of me and the others are in the valley in LA..haha not going there too many people haha the one here out in the desert was nice because I'm out in the boonies sort a so no body was there haha
Most everything is late model around here I really have to scavenge and think outside the box or travel I drove to de to get my yellow parts car
 
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Thanks man I really appreciate the information. I've always loved the interchangeability of these vehicles, but I guess that all really comes down to the manufacturer of each component, like Saginaw, Delphi AC Delco etc etc..
Makes sense to use the same components. Thanks clutch I will research this a bit further.
And my MC is a 78. The only thing that annoys me is the one year only stuff haha
Ok so 78 the dimmer is on the floor.... that's a bit harder to find you need a 78 to 81 stick tilt column s-10 won't work it has a dimmer you can use Vega Pontiac Astro Monza 70s a body or 80 and older square body like my crew cab
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but one with a stick obviously
 
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Is it an F41 car, it will definitely help? I am sure you know that 7.5" is on borrowed time unless he upgraded to a 8.5" or 9". Very cool to find a W30 crate motor, a 72 version would have 8.5 to 1 and a milder cam, correct? Plus a M-21 4 SPD, very interesting.
Correct me if I wrong. With the 40cc dish pistons, it actually more like 8 to 1. Pretty sure it wouldn't have 328 duration cam like the 70.
 
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Correct me if I wrong. With the 40cc dish pistons, it actually more like 8 to 1. Pretty sure it wouldn't have 328 duration cam like the 70.
I don't know exactly but yes it's a way more mellow motor it's been a while sense I looked it up and it ran so good in the boat I never took it apart
 
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Mine actually has a lever for the lights on the column. So if it does I can use any column with a key release lever like an s10 or any of the other ones you said?
 
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Mine actually has a lever for the lights on the column. So if it does I can use any column with a key release lever like an s10 or any of the other ones you said?
Yes if the turn signal switch is the dimmer switch for the headlights then s-10 or 3rd gen f-body is about the best way to go as far as I can remember. Like I said when I do mine I'll show everyone I still need to dig up a neutral safety switch for my pedal with the pig tail to tie it in
 

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