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The 1969 steering column that snaps to the side the you have to snap it back in to start engine is really annoying.  Do all 69 Mustangs have this system? Is there a solid column I can install instead or lock this one in place ? Thanks.

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It's called a tilt-a-away system and it was optional on '69 Mustangs. Many '69 Shelbys came with it, though not all. The way it is set up there is a vacuum canister (located below the battery tray, brilliant) that holds the vacuum to pull the steering wheel away when the car is shut off and put into park. It is activated by a switch in the door jamb. The idea is that it makes entry and exit easier.

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Shouldn't, other than the fact that you have to pull the wheel down to the correct position which takes about 1/10th of a second.

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first world problems.........

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18 hours ago, falcongtho3 said:

Shouldn't, other than the fact that you have to pull the wheel down to the correct position which takes about 1/10th of a second.

Is it possible there’s an electric contact in there that’s not making a good contact ?

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Just a friendly FYI, this website forum is primarily oriented towards the modern era Shelby 2005+ models, while there are some sections for older Shelbys and older Shelby Issues, you are probably going to be best served searching sites that cater to older era  Mustangs and Shelbys. There are dozens of other sites that have the information you are searching for. Forum rules dictate that competitive sites can’t be posted. I would suggest you try using search terms such as “vintage mustangs 1969 tilt steering colum rebuild”. “1969 mustang tilt column rebuild”. “1969 mustang steering column issues”. If you use those search terms on Google, it results in literally dozens of sites that address your situation in regard to bushing wear, contact issues and steering lock up/hard to start,etc…… and some of the sites have detailed instructions and pictures on what to do in regard to your issue. Some people hate the tilt column, some people love it. Some people have ripped out the tilt column and replaced it with a straight column. Some people have done vice versa.  Best of luck to you.

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Good advice for a faster solution to the question.

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