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Steering column question power vs manual

Good day to all. I have a 74 ford f100 super cab that is in need of a steering column. It is an automatic with manual steering. I have found one from a 73 ford f100 automatic but it has power steering. Will this work? If not anybody have a good source for one? Thank
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Good day to all. I have a 74 ford f100 super cab that is in need of a steering column. It is an automatic with manual steering.
What's wrong with your steering column?
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It was not shifting properly. I am still not a hundred percent sure what the problem was (have not played around with doing much repair since a teenager so this is a new project for me) but when I pulled the column and looked at the tube inside the tube (thinking this is called a shift tube) that someone had done some welding to what looks like a metal piece that locks into the shifting mechanism somehow and it had broke and the tube also had a hole burned in it while welding. I think I could just replace tube (or someone more knowledgeable then me could) but had found the column mentioned for 50 dollars so wanted to see if I could go that way. Thanks
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No, they don't interchange. The power steering column is shorter than the manual steering column.
On your column, replacing the shift tube is simple. You should also check the shift collar (Ford calls it a shift socket). This is a common failure point.
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It was not shifting properly. I am still not a hundred percent sure what the problem was (have not played around with doing much repair since a teenager so this is a new project for me) but when I pulled the column and looked at the tube inside the tube (thinking this is called a shift tube) that someone had done some welding to what looks like a metal piece that locks into the shifting mechanism somehow and it had broke and the tube also had a hole burned in it while welding. I think I could just replace tube (or someone more knowledgeable then me could) but had found the column mentioned for 50 dollars so wanted to see if I could go that way. Thanks
Shift tube contains a rectangular piece that fits into the shift collar, locks it in place.

This piece was originally "sweated" onto the tube, same method is used to attach front sights to many pistols.

This piece falls off, down inside the mast jacket (steering column shroud), then people have to retrieve it, weld it back on.

C9TZ-7212-E .. A/T Shift Tube - Use with Power Steering / 26 11/16" long / Obsolete

Applications: 1969 F100/250 2WD from serial number D96,001 / 1970/77 F100/250 2WD

GREEN SALES CO. in Cincinnati OH has 5 = 800-543-4959.

CARPENTER NOS OBSOLETE PARTS in Concord NC has 850 (!) = 800-476-9653.
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D5TZ-7228-A (replaced C5TZ-7228-A & C9TZ-7228-A) .. A/T Shift Collar aka Socket / Available from Ford.

This pot metal collar has an internal 'bridge' that connects it to the shift tube. Over time, the bridge begins to crack, eventually breaks off.

Applications: 1965/77 F100/350 / 1973/77 Bronco.
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