Steering Wheel Lock

Since the stock automatic transmission is being replaced with a Tremec TKO five speed, the shift mechanism on the steering column must be tweaked a little. Since there will be no linkage between the transmission and steering lock lever, a coupling was welded to the steering column to prevent the lever from moving. It wouldn’t be more than a nuisance if this lever moved, however the key could not be removed from the ignition until the lever was returned to the “park” position. This setup does pose a bit of a safety hazard which may be addressed in the future. The automatic must be in park in order to lock the steering wheel. Without the linkage it would be possible to lock the steering wheel while the car is in motion.

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