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Offline Mark Ascher

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ST400 into 65 Gran Sport
« on: June 16, 2017, 01:50:46 PM »
A member of the Gopher State Buick chapter of BCA is working on a body off job on a 65 GS.
Engine & trans are in the frame and the body was just dropped on. The shifter mechanism doesn't fit in the now tight space under the floor.
Trans crossmember was moved back and drive shaft shortened to fit. Since I'm not auto trans savvy, what is the solution here?

Keith is not a member here, but is going to send me pics that I will post for visuals.
Thanks!

Mark
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Re: ST400 into 65 Gran Sport
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 02:30:27 PM »
Try these folks.

  http://shiftworks.com/


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Re: ST400 into 65 Gran Sport
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 06:36:12 PM »
I was able to bend the shifter linkage and grind off some material to make mine fit. Also had to drill a new hole to move the pivot point for the extra travel required for the extra gear..... and make up a new detent plate which was welded in place of the old one.
With that said, the Shiftworks cable linkage kit is an easy solution!
Walt K
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