I had a clapped out 91 F250 manual trans in today that broke the little cast pull rod for the ignition. It was at the end of the test after my tech had started and stopped it a few times. The customer went ballistic that it wouldn't start without jumping the solenoid and I should have told him to pound sand and that his truck is an old POS but I told him "leave it and I'll fix it." The part is only $11 but it took about an hour to pull the tilt column apart and replace it and it was busy today.
That Ford design is as crappy as the Chevy ones. The steering column must be made by the same company because I've never done a Ford tilt column before but it pivots just like a Chevy and has that same stupid pull rod to the ignition switch idea.
People are usually shocked when they find out I'm not a very good electrician.