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Re: Converting to a floor shifter
Posted by Craig K [Email] (#1834) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Craig K) on Sun, 5 Feb 2017 22:03:15

In Reply to: Converting to a floor shifter, Sonett 323, Sun, 5 Feb 2017 07:09:15
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I did this to my 68 back around 1975. A mechanic friend did the install with a tranny and shifter I got from a junk yard. You will have to move the E brake back and shorten the cables at the wheels. You will also have to take a couple inches out of the tunnel if you use one from a III. I believe the pedals are a little farther to the right in the earlier models. I also later put a plywood spacer under shifter mounting bracket because the round disk on the linkage was rubbing on the floor. I use the old linkage tube for my manual choke. It definitely feels a bit more like a sports car with the floor shifter but there is something to be said for the quirkiness of a column shifter in a sports car.
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