The guy who previously owned the car couldn't fix the key cylinder and wired a push button start instead. I have replaced the key cylinder and I want to be able to start the car using the keys. I havent been able to find the rod on the column and was wondering where to locate one.
I figured you had a car someone had "borrowed" at one time or another as thieves would jam a screw driver in the ignition switch (keyhole) and the twist to shear the pin in the steering column that locked it; then yank the rod (which generally bent it) to start the car using the electrical switch at the base of the steering column.
I had a '71 Nova I bought at auction that had been recovered stripped, and a '73 Camaro as project cars that had suffered that fate (back when these cars were sold for the price of scrap).
Didn't mean to come across as being a smart Alec (though as a punster I have a real hard time resisting a straight line).
My buddies dad told me that at one time someone tried to steal the car. He had a friend that just wired a push button instead of fixing it the right way. When the local police pull me over they think I stoled the car by the look of my key Ignition.