In my 1970, a tilt wheel made ALL the world of difference in comfort of driving the car. I'm 6'4'' and 185.
A power steering kit will not cost $2000. You can buy one used for a few hundred bucks;
or a brand new Borgeson setup for $1k.
Figure another $200 for a nice steering wheel and you're ~$500-~1200 away from a MUCH more comfortable driving experience.