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Old 02-25-2004, 08:05 PM
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How much would one of these bad boys cost? Just off hand..
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You can buy the shifter , linkage ; everything comes in box, : at any auto- parts store. Do you have some one to help that has installed a floor shift before? The stock trans is junk. No matter what you do it will be trouble ; Im not going to explain; believe me or find out the hard way. Get a later model ( syncromesh) 3 speed GM trans ; they are plentiful and cheep but are very good. Unbolt drive-shaft u bolts , pull out drive shaft, unbolt 4 trans bolts , get rid of trans . If clutch is good etc. bolt in later 3 or 4 speed , put drive-shaft back. Buy shifter kit ; read and follow instructions to install and adjust linkage . I believe most of us have been through this or similar . You should be able to do all of this for about a hundred dollars and it should just about pop into gear with 1 finger if you follow instructions. The second time will be a breeze. If you cant find what you need email me ; $ 100 plus shipping . musky70401@yahoo.com
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Greaty advise Musky, Im gonna start lookin for a new tranny..I think it will be worth it..THANKS TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HELPED ME. IM GLAD TO BE APART OF THIS GREAT SITE
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If the tranny has been working alright up untill now, there is no reason to change it. Just get a shifter, bolt it on and start banging gears.

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If you have ever driven a 63 Chevy 2 with the original 3 speed tranny and now with it being probably 40 years old then I dont think just bolting a 3 speed floor shifter on will be satisfactory to anyone . It is not fully sycronized and even with a floor shifted 3 speed you will be crawling under the car and over the fender to un - jam the trans. in traffic even . Been there and trying to save him from being there . Well worth a hundred bucks not to be there. I wish I would had had someone to tell me this before I learned on my own .
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The original post ask about the shifter. That is what every one has answered about. Nothing has been said about anything being wrong with the tranny.

If he really wants to update just because he broke the shifter, then he should put a nash 5 speed in that bad boy.

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I think 235 6 understands and appreciates what I told him. I believe helping out on this site is what it is all about. I also believe the trans is relevant to the question . ; and if you think not : do you have to be critical of my post , or you that worried about such a technicality.
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We are supposed to be here to help. And when you have a few hundred people answering questions and giving advice there is going to be some disagreements. 235 has never seen a shifter with all the parts that go with it layed out, or he would not have been asking the questions that he did. The more you tell him the more confused he will be. There is nothing technical about the question or the installation of the shifter, they come with detailed instructions. Why would he need a new transmission? There isn't anything wrong with his., unless you are trying to sell him one.

That is just my opinion, just like your post is your opinion, most adults can state there opinions without getting into an argument.

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235 6 3 speed on floor

No one knows for sure what 235 6 really needs but I stand by my posts : His trans is more than likely over 40 years old ; there is a good chance the shift handle broke from fatique and trans jamming and hanging up . I did say the original 63 Chevy 2 standard 3 speeds were junk but I will refraze that : By the time they are this old they are pretty worn out ,even if they have been shifted easily. When they wear the shift rods , linkage, arms etc wear and the trans will jam, then you will have to reach under or over rods to unjam and get neautral again. There is a very remote chance that tran will work satisfactory even with a new floor shifter installed. And I dont think it is anybodys business but 235 6 and me if I want to sell him a trans and shifter . The first thing I started out to do on my post was to help a 16 year old young man . The reason I told him I had the set-up for $100 dollars was to give him an idea what he can find . Im not trying to sell him this set -up I am in Louisiana , he lives i n Oregon ! If he wants a shifter ( brand new in box) just ask i ts yours. To me the trans. is too heavy to ship reosonably .

No one knows for sure what 235 6 really needs but I stand by my posts : His trans is more than likely over 40 years old ; there is a good chance the shift handle broke from fatique and trans jamming and hanging up . I did say the original 63 Chevy 2 standard 3 speeds were junk but I will refraze that : By the time they are this old they are pretty worn out ,even if they have been shifted easily. When they wear the shift rods , linkage, arms etc wear and the trans will jam, then you will have to reach under or over rods to unjam and get neutral again. There is a very remote chance that tran will work satisfactory even with a new floor shifter installed. And I dont think it is anybodys business but 235 6 and me if I want to sell him a trans and shifter . The first thing I started out to do on my post was to help a 16 year old young man . The reason I told him I had the set-up for $100 dollars was to give him an idea what he can find . Im not trying to sell him this set -up I am in Louisiana , he lives i n Oregon ! If he wants a shifter ( brand new in box) just ask i ts yours. To me the trans. is too heavy to ship reosonably .

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