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1978 to 1970 steering column conversion

Postby Nocturnal » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:40 pm

hi im looking at doing a conversion to have a 1978 column in my 1970 f250, i want to wire everything to the column including indicators,high / low beam, horn and wire the ignition switch in to the column, not sure what all the wires do, had a look at a couple of diagrams but my multi switch has a
purple ,red & yellow, red & black, Green &orange, Green , Blue & yellow, Yellow & purple, Light Blue, Green & blue

current indicator switch colours are
Green , Blue & brown , Orange & blue , Dark Blue , White & blue , Green & white , Blue & yellow
Floor switch - high low beams colours are
Red&yellow, Red & black , Green & black white & black.
Horn Switch is just one wire - black.

Thank you in advance
Jim

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Re: 1978 to 1970 steering column conversion

Postby sargentrs » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:44 am

Good wiring reference on this page http://www.fordification.com/tech/tilt.htm
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Re: 1978 to 1970 steering column conversion

Postby HIO Silver » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:10 pm

Look up the wiring diagram for both columns and "remap" the wires to the corresponding function and colors.

Simple.

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Re: 1978 to 1970 steering column conversion

Postby basketcase0302 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:58 pm

sargentrs » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:44 am
Good wiring reference on this page http://www.fordification.com/tech/tilt.htm


Randy that wiring diagram is no good. :wink:
I proved it's fault with my 79' tilt steering install-when I tried to use it and was beating my head against the wall.
I thought that I put my 79' tilt steering column graft to 71' factory harness in my build thread but it is not. Then I remembered I started an entire thread on my tilt steering when I did it, as there was not a reliable thread to go by.
The search engine tells me "can not search at this moment -try again later" when I try to find my tilt steering wiring build / install thread.

But here's my image showing the correct wiring colors-and everything worked on the truck correctly afterwards including emergency flashers which most folks have issues with.
Jim, try to find "basketcase tilt steering" or "tilt steering" under my username as having started the thread-it might help?

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A lot of "oddball" Ford parts collected from working on them for 34 years now!
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I'm "on the fence" about another bump right now / still looking at them / but not real sure if I'm ready for it or not (until I get moved). :(

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Re: 1978 to 1970 steering column conversion

Postby HIO Silver » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:14 pm

Just a note.

Please do not ever use household wire nuts on any vehicle. It's just asking for trouble because they do not withstand vibration.
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Re: 1978 to 1970 steering column conversion

Postby basketcase0302 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:09 am

HIO Silver » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:14 pm
Just a note.
Please do not ever use household wire nuts on any vehicle. It's just asking for trouble because they do not withstand vibration.



Get a grip dude. MY columns are on the workbench. IF YOU LOOK AT ANY OF MY WORK YOU'LL SEE THAT EVERY SINGLE WIRE ON THAT TRUCK WAS SILVER SOLDERED AND HEAT SHRINK TUBE WRAPPED!
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Oops...looks like I did leave a few "household wire nuts" in the truck-IF...you can wrap your pea brain around what I did here!
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FACT REMAINS ponyboy THAT 90% OF THE GUYS, (AND GALS) ON HERE WERE NOT BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN THEIR MOUTH AND WILL HAVE TO USE WIRE NUTS AND/OR ELECTRICAL TAPE FOR THEIR CONNECTORS ON OUR OLD TRUCKS.
You never have nothing productive to comment on a thread I've responded to-but are the first to attack-take your butt hurt elsewhere! :x :cuss:
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SOLD-71 F-350 dually flatbed, 302 / .030 over V-8 with a "baby"C-6, B & M truckshifter, Dana70/4.11 ratio, intermittent wipers, tilt steering, full LED lighting on the flat bed, and no stereo yet (this way I can hear the rattles to diagnose)! SOLD!
A lot of "oddball" Ford parts collected from working on them for 34 years now!
2008 Ford Escape 4 x 4

I'm "on the fence" about another bump right now / still looking at them / but not real sure if I'm ready for it or not (until I get moved). :(

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Re: 1978 to 1970 steering column conversion

Postby Nocturnal » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:20 am

HIO Silver wrote:Look up the wiring diagram for both columns and "remap" the wires to the corresponding function and colors.

Simple.

yeah i looked and its not that simple otherwise i wouldn't of asked

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Re: 1978 to 1970 steering column conversion

Postby Nocturnal » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:25 am

basketcase0302 wrote:
sargentrs » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:44 am
Good wiring reference on this page http://www.fordification.com/tech/tilt.htm


Randy that wiring diagram is no good. :wink:
I proved it's fault with my 79' tilt steering install-when I tried to use it and was beating my head against the wall.
I thought that I put my 79' tilt steering column graft to 71' factory harness in my build thread but it is not. Then I remembered I started an entire thread on my tilt steering when I did it, as there was not a reliable thread to go by.
The search engine tells me "can not search at this moment -try again later" when I try to find my tilt steering wiring build / install thread.

But here's my image showing the correct wiring colors-and everything worked on the truck correctly afterwards including emergency flashers which most folks have issues with.
Jim, try to find "basketcase tilt steering" or "tilt steering" under my username as having started the thread-it might help?

Image

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Re: 1978 to 1970 steering column conversion

Postby Nocturnal » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:00 am

Thanks basket case, ive put your name in search but i cant find your post, im new here so maybe im not doing it properly.cheers Jim

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Re: 1978 to 1970 steering column conversion

Postby Kdaug5 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:17 pm

Hey I see this is an old post but did you get your 78 column wired? I just did this and for me wasn't all that easy. I finally got it done and did take notes. If you need any help I can dig them up,
Kenny


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