Does the bearing have to be pressed out and in? I am hoping I can replace it in the car so I won't have to pull the wiring up through the column. I imagine it is even harder to put the wires back though. I'll look for a bearing tomorrow at the Columbus Swap Meet.
The split part is a separate piece that slides over the steering shaft after the bearing. It slips down inside the bearing and tightens it to the shaft when you torque the steering wheel nut down.
The old split piece was brass or some other similar alloy, the replacements are plastic. I got my new bearing from East Valley Mustang here in Mesa. If you need I can check with him on Monday and see where he gets them.