So I see Flaming River is a sponsor here,and they have been good to me so far, buttttt we have an issue with their direct fit e-body tilt column. It don't fit and is not long enough. Let me explain:
First the column diameter is 2" and the stock diameter is 2 1/4". This means the floor bracket doesn't hold the column. It's loose around it and does not hold it or seal it to the floor. I have tried several different rubber o-rings and they just suck through the gap when tightening.
There should be a bushing or a spacer on the column that would make the diameter correct, or they should supply a o-ring that will work with the column. Still trying different ideas to fix that.
Second, you have to push the column up to the dash without the hanger installed or it wont fit. The hanger has to be installed after the column is up into the dash cutout. (not that big of a deal, but still a direct fit column)
And last but not least, It's not long enough.. What I mean by that is the adapter I bought for a tuff wheel makes the column from mount bolt to bolt of the wheel exactly the length of the stock column. Problem is the original column has a 5" crush can that the wheel bolts to. So the wheel is in way to far and you can't even bolt it on unless it's tilted down. The tuff wheel adapter needs to be at least 5-6" for this to work, not the 1-1/2" that it is.
Here are a few pics to show what I mean. I have contacted them and sent pictures, but all they had to say so far was that others have bought them with no problems. Hopefully they will replace my adapter with one that will work as I'm not wanting to do away with their column.
Anyone have any ideas or experiences with this?
I may try to redo the original crush can so that it bolts to their tuff wheel adapter and get the 5" needed.