Many used items in our picture(s) have been cleaned and/or bead blasted prior to being photographed to show condition and detail. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned. We do not retake pictures each time a used item sells. Pictures are a good indicator of what you will receive, but not all used parts age the same. On high dollar parts, email us and we can send a few pictures of the actual part available.
"Core" Items: If we use the word "Core" in the title of the product, the item has been deemed rebuildable, but has not been rebuilt. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned.
Used locking pawl for the 1970 - 1979 Mercury Cougar or Ford Mustang that is equipped with a factory tilt steering column. This unit works in conjunction with a pin and is responsible for locking the tilt column in place. In many cases, the pin tends to move out of place and break or chip the teeth of the locking pawl. We have found that 3 of 4 tilt columns that we have disassembled have locking pawls with broken or chipped teeth. These units will be mint with no broken or chipped teeth.
Ford part # D0AZ-3B661-A.
*NOTE* For tilt column service, you can contact Tony Augustine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tony is a trusted colleague of WCCC and we've sent many customers his way since our column specialist retired last year.