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Is it true that the steering column on a 66 is longer on a manual transmission car? I am a "full figured" man and could use an extra inch (or 2) between me and the steering wheel!
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Rick

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Extremely doubtful. Since the steering column is not associated with M/T or A/T (as in column shifted cars), Ford had no reason to manufacture two different columns. Ford may be bizarre in certain instances, but when it came to $$, they were some of the best penny pinchers of all! (Case in point: not painting or priming the cowls).

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Mustang columns are the same length manual or auto, the length is determined by the solid steel shaft running through the center of it that comes out of the steering gear box.Something you might want to look into is a falcon swap, not sure if anyone has ever tried this, but here is what I know, the falcon box( I know for sure 64-65 at least) will bolt to a Mustang and accept the Mustang pitman arm, the center shaft however is about an 1" or so shorter, thereby requiring a shorter steering column tube ( I found this out by accidentally giving a friend a gear box out of a 65 Falcon I had, he got it all installed on his 67 before finding out that he couldn't put his steering wheel on-center shaft too short), however you could simply fix this by cutting the bottom of the tube off and making it the same length as a falcon column- Falcon guys take Mustang columns all the time and cut them down for their four on the floor conversion cars.Not sure how this would work in relation to dashboard etc., but it may be a solution to the problem some of you bigger guys are haveing behind the wheel.

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Thanks for the help! I guess it would be easier to loose weight!
Thanks Again,
Rick

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