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57 Tbird floor shifter w/6 selection positions.

 
57cruiser
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Posted: 06/29/12 10:40 AM

I want to R&R the two speed F-O-M auto tranny in my '57 Bird with an AOD transmission.  Has anybody found a "stock looking" floor mounted shifter that will access all three positions of "Drive"?  The stock selector is for "Dr" & "Lo" only.  

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waynep71222
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Posted: 06/29/12 03:02 PM

there are several things here to think about... and i am NOT familiar with the 57 tbird shifter.. i will do some research..

there are adjustable shift levers for the side of some transmissions...   one of the companies is lokar...  it clamps on and has a long slot instead of a hole..   you can then select different distances from the center of the shift shaft to get the shifter to move all 5 or 6 positions..

ford also on some of their transmissions over a dozen different shapes of manual levers..  the manual lever is the shaft and lever that sticks out the side of the transmission..  makes swapping earlier units a pain.. because of the variations in ratios and shapes..

there are many places to pick these up...  and several brands...

http://www.transmissioncenter.com/Lokar_Shift_Levers_and_Shift_Lever_Linkage.htm


post if you need more info.. i will drag down some older manuals and take a look at tbird shifters to see i can see anything..  

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57cruiser
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Posted: 06/30/12 12:54 PM

Wayne...thank you so much for the information.  I would still love to find a place that makes these types of "repro" parts for upgrades; such as adding a "6th" position on the trans selector for a C4/C6/AOD trans.  

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waynep71222
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Posted: 06/30/12 03:49 PM

you might want to take a look at this.... that seems to be for a 55 bird..

http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/569.cfm  

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