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Old 12-25-2012, 09:27 AM
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converting steering column to 4sp

I've put a 200 4r in my 1977 consours nova hatchback some time back and its the best of both worlds. The only problem is getting it into low gear becasue the shifter won't move down far enought to get manuallly into low gear. I used a dremel tool to open up the lever on the bottom of the tranny but that didn't help. Is there something i have to do up inside the column.?

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you need to adjust the throw of the linkage either by moving the trans hole closer to the shaft or the column hole further from the column.
the detent is built into the trans, but the prndlll, neutral safety and gear lock outs are in the column
something needs to be adjustable to get these all working together

i made a 3 speed column work with a 700r4 by making a 2 piece trans lever and locking it together with a vice grip until i got it adjusted right
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Yes, but i don't want anything to change, except the column throw. I just want it to move down a little farther so it will get into manual low. Mybe what i want isn't possible. The lever is perfect just like the 350 that was in it. I just need it to drop down so it'll go into low. I thought when i used the dremel tool on the bottom of the column that would be enough, but it didn't help. I figured someone had the same problem and had figured it out. I'll work on it some more when it warms up a little. Why not, it keeps me out of the bars.
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