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Is a part of the column or linkage contacting the exhaust manifold/header?
I guess I should check for that as well...but I would say the source of the heat is in the upper steering column collar (the part that locks the wheel...not where the ignition is). I am now wondering if it is possibly in the ignition. This is the part that gets the hottest
 

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A poor electrical connection will have an excessively high resistance. And high resistance produces heat. The ignition switch contains several connections. If any one of those is corroded or going bad, then it would get hot. You need to feel the ignition switch behind the dash the next time the column heats up. If it is the source, it should be really hot. Be careful when you check it.
 
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