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Old 03-21-2011, 02:30 PM
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B&M Megashifter automtic console Camaro 76

Hello,

I just want to show you a few pics of the B&M Megashifter i installed last Saturday in my 1976 Camaro...i really love that aggresive touch in the automatic console

I am very happy with it

Alex
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:01 PM
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Sweet looks good!!
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Looks great. I have a 85 z28 console in my 85 s10 blazer and would like to get one of those as soon as my money will allow.
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Looks good in there , So how are you getting along with that mega shifter ? When going to reverse and back to drive any problems ?


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Looks good in there , So how are you getting along with that mega shifter ? When going to reverse and back to drive any problems ?


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Do you know of problems with these? Sure would like to know before spending $200 plus.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:09 PM
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Do you know of problems with these? Sure would like to know before spending $200 plus.
Sure do they will just about brake your fingers trying to go from D OR N to reverse and back down, They do pretty good as far as 1-2-3- the rest is the killer. I have had more then one in different cars and i removed them they look good but that's about it as far as i am concerned, I went with the quicksilver in my camaro and the difference is daylight and dark easier shifting in any gear. But my next shifter will be quarter stick think i am going to give it a shot i know several guy's running them and they love it i have driven a couple with the quarter stick and i liked it also.
JMO This is all JMO from my experiance with the mega shifter others might like it and not have any problems but i doubt that everyone i know has had this problem when shifting from D/N to reverse and back to D.








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Thanks for the info! I'm a little uneasy about turning 6 grand and shifting with the stock camaro shifter ( getting old I guess) looking for something better and glad to have opinions from someone who has owned the product.
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I had a mega shifter in an 82 Z28. It was OK. The ratchet part was good but in normal mode was a little of a pain.
I remember my pissed off dad waking me up early one morning. I had parked behind his work truck. He spent a half hour trying to move my car but couldn't figure out how to work the shifter.
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I've installed several of these in F-body cars. They work OK, stiff until they're broken in and the cable is too long. I always really disliked the cast shift lever.

I actually really like the OEM GM "sport" shifter. It has detents so that if you press up and slightly to the right as you upshift, it will stop the shifter from going any further than just one gear. It's all I used in my '81 Camaro and '74 T/A, never missed a shift.

You can tell the shifters apart by looking at the plastic dust cover/slider the shift lever goes thorough- if it has oval holes and the shifter will pivot to the right, it's the "good" one. The photo below has an arrow pointing to the oval hole. The standard shifter hole is round.

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Let me tell you that it is a little bit uncomfortable at the begining shifting from PARK to D, after i drove the car for 2 days, i got really used to it. You only need to do a fast and strong shift move (do not force it though). The Ratchet mode is the best, i agree, it is just a matter of getting used to it, as for me i really love it, i feels more positive and firm shifts...
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I´ve had one for fifteen years.....
I had to make this thick steel cover as the original B/M
piece was not pretty, eliminated the ashtray as well.
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Yeah, it looks exactly like the one i installed
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:47 AM
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Same, different application, mine is 3rd gen specific.
Only the console though, originally I had to hack my original plastic console
and screw on the B/M metal part.
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I bought a truck Megashifter to put in my 81 Chevy 1/2 ton short-wide. I have a console from an 84 Z28 that I am modifying to fit my truck though and will use the Megashifter in it. I used the truck version because the TH350 in my truck is rod actuated, not cable like a Camaro, and comes with the proper parts to put the Megashifter in.

Anyway, what is the big deal about shifting from R to N/D? Is it the pull lever that is a pain?
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I wouldn't trade one quicksilver or some others for 10 megashifters. But as we say that's JMO. i like the look ok and the regular shifting it's fine but it does have it's down falls ex-specially if you get in a hurry. IMHO
As i stated i have had more then one and this is just how i feel i know some people like them and don't seem to have many problems just not been my case. The ones i have had were older shifters also the newer ones may be just fine but not the shifter for me anyway.


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