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Old 01-13-2017, 11:26 PM   #41
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If you (or anybody that reads this) need any help in setting up the column, please feel free to call us here at ididit. We will always do our best to answer your questions. There should have been an instruction booklet in with the column. I can easily get you one if you'd like. While it doesn't go over every aspect of installing a column, I do feel it's pretty complete including how to properly clock the cancelling cam so your turn signals cancel properly.
I'd LOVE to have any info available, if only to preclude mistakes that others have already made. If I'm going to make a mistake, it's going to be an Original mistake! (LOL) I hunted around and found no Ididit instruction booklet among the many other documents in the various kits and parts. I did email some questions to Ididit tech support earlier today but no response yet.

Properly clocking the cancelling cam for the turn signals will be the easy part. All I have to do is drill a properly sized new hole in the OEM steering wheel at the correct position to allow it to seat fully while remaining at the 12 o'clock position. I'm more concerned with maintaining proper clocking of the column/mast itself while preserving equal turning radius for both right and left turns and insuring that the gear indicator still works. Further, I don't trust the 'radiator hose clamp' provided to securely anchor the column and prevent it from rotating over time. I may drill/tap anchor holes like the OEM column had and use the OEM under-dash anchor strap.

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Old 01-14-2017, 09:06 PM   #42
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Default Pulley alignment

Finally got the pulleys all aligned. Ended up trashing the C-I (& CPP recommended) black steel PS pulley and using an aluminum pulley. Then found that the new C-I PS brackets twisted the pump down and inward. Shimmed the bottom bolt and that brought it level, but the PS pulley was still twisted inward towards the engine. Ended up cutting off the bracket bracing arm that's supposed to go back to the block/motor mount...and everything lines up. (sigh of relief)

Compared the C-I provided pulley to an OEM pulley and found that A) the inside chamfer on the C-I pulley was cut MUCH larger than the OEM chamfer, causing B) the pulley to seat further down on the shaft than normal, resulting in C) interference between the (oversize) inside rim of the pulley and the body of the pump. However, per official CPP feedback, it's all in my imagination anyway.

Onward to synchronizing the pitman arm to the new 500 box, then synchronizing them to the Ididit column, and then to the steering wheel.
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This should help with rhe column:http://www.classicchevy.com/assets/p...G%20COLUMN.pdf
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Thank you very muchly!! That answered a few questions that I had about the wiring and such. The rest I'll take up with the Ididit people.
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Got the old manual pittman arm started on the shaft of the new 500 box and ... it won't go on past about 1/2". Got a socket and a BFH and tried to 'persuade' it, no go. Talked with a fellow club member and discovered that using a BFH to seat the pittman arm is a BIG NO-NO. Supposed to use the pittman arm nut to pull it into place. Hopefully I haven't destroyed the brand new steering box. (sigh) That's what happens when there are no instructions included.
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Default More bracket issues

Since I'm using a 700R4 and a Quadrajet on an Edelbrock Performer intake, I got a TV cable bracket designed to work with this combination. No sweat, right? Went to put the TV bracket on and discovered that with the bracket on, there's No Way to use the only intake vacuume port for the PB booster. Called the supplier, Jegs, and after some back and forth they admitted A) it's not going to work, and B) "can't help you" since all of the suggested brackets were for Holly carburetors or were the exact same part with a different p/n.

Going to have to cut/weld again, and my welding skills suck. LOL

"Bolt Up Installation" is an oxymoron.
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Since I'm using a 700R4 and a Quadrajet on an Edelbrock Performer intake, I got a TV cable bracket designed to work with this combination. No sweat, right? Went to put the TV bracket on and discovered that with the bracket on, there's No Way to use the only intake vacuume port for the PB booster. Called the supplier, Jegs, and after some back and forth they admitted A) it's not going to work, and B) "can't help you" since all of the suggested brackets were for Holly carburetors or were the exact same part with a different p/n.

Going to have to cut/weld again, and my welding skills suck. LOL

"Bolt Up Installation" is an oxymoron.
No big deal, Put a 45* street elbow on and call it a day. No cutting or welding.
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No big deal, Put a 45* street elbow on and call it a day. No cutting or welding.
After giving it some thought, I'm Hoping that I can use the vacuume port on the rear of the carb to drive the PDB booster. I'd prefer to use the manifold port itself, but that's not going to work as it is. I Think that the port just above the TV cable bracket is for manifold vacuume and not ported, so let's just run with that and see how it works. Plenty of ported sources for the vac advance. Catastrophe averted!
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After giving it some thought, I'm Hoping that I can use the vacuume port on the rear of the carb to drive the PDB booster. I'd prefer to use the manifold port itself, but that's not going to work as it is. I Think that the port just above the TV cable bracket is for manifold vacuume and not ported, so let's just run with that and see how it works. Plenty of ported sources for the vac advance. Catastrophe averted!
Make sure you don't use "ported" vacuum for either the PDB or advance. You want manifold or below the throttle blades vacuum for both.
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The TV cable bracket sits down so low there's no way that any sort of plug will go into the intake vacuume port (I tried it), so I cut a small piece of sheet aluminum and applied a little gasket-in-a-tube to the backside and ... problem solved.
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