aftermarket shifter in factory console

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  1. moparmandan

    moparmandan FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Agreed. That is a very clean install. I'm going to try it when it's time. The poster that did that indicated it was fairly simple. Can't be too much harder than wrestling with 5 miles of cable.
     
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    Looks a hell of a lot easier and simpler than wrestling with 5 miles of cable
     
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      moparmandan FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      So depending on what you have, heres what we need. To start from scratch. This looks like a fun project. Feel free to add on. Credit and kudos to the original poster of the FSM diagram.

      131-ASL Mopar 1967-72 A-body Automatic Console Floor Shifter Lever Kit

      Maybe this.

      Mega Parts USA - Reproduction, NOS and Used Mopar Muscle Car Parts

      This?

      Mega Parts USA - Reproduction, NOS and Used Mopar Muscle Car Parts

      Then fabricate an upper rod to connect in my case to a Quicksilver. B body but A is very similar:
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      • moparmandan

        moparmandan FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Or just look for the kits and used parts that seem to be all over eBay. Haha
         
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        Might be able to use a b body torque shaft in an a body, with that clip on lever to adapt a home made top rod.
        On the a body shaft the top lever looks to be fixed to the shaft.
        I have been contemplating this, but don't have the tools I need in my garage to fabricate the. top rod at the moment. Shouldn't be too hard if you do.
         
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        Thats the exact set up in my 68 Barracuda..I struggled to get something that didnt foul on something...obviously it needs to be smooth...Im keen to keep trying though, makes a lot of sense to me
        I made a rod that ran from the shifter, where the cable hooked on and tried to get something adjustable that mounted onto the arm at the top of the rod...through the OE hole was an issue due to angles...as Im trying to keep the stock console
        Looking forward to hearing how others get around this
         
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        , Like the install's , looking to do the same soooooon
         
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        Only 1 problem i can see with install. A&B shifters the upper linkage attaches on the passenger side of the stock shifter. If you can modify a B&M or Hurst to hook up to the modified stock linkage on the passenger side it would work great. I am thinking the modded shifter setup with stock linkages posted here was a 71 up B or 70 up E body because of the upper pivot bracket and linkage end. Which i cant understand why they would do that to a 70 up E body or 71 up B body when the stock T handle shifter is a ratchet shifter from the factory. It was called a slap stik. Waaay easy to operate, press button, drop it into low. Every gear after that you smack it forward. Hence the name "slap stik". Will only hit 1 gear at a time, will not go past into neutral unless you press the button when moving it.
         
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        Mat,
        Maybe I'm missing something. Looks like the upper rod connects on the driver side according to the 1973 FSM. Here's the diagram of the a body shifter. I admit I have no real-world experience. Just looking at pictures. LOL.
        Screenshot_20180717-215447.png
         
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        moparmandan FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Okay now I see what you're saying it does look like the upper rod bend's around to the passenger side. Looks like it's an easy fix according to this. At at least for a quicksilver. Just a custom upper Rod and clamp on arm connected to the driver side of the shifter.
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        This setip is got to be an E body setup. Those shifters were offset to the left. A body mechanisms are centered, and the rod attaches on the right side
         
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        pishta I know I'm right....

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        Necro-post: How did you get the ashtray to fit? My Pro-matic 2 has a big piece of metal there.
         
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        Original poster said it's B body. Here's the 1973 E body setup:
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        ebody.JPG
        This looks B body to me:
        bbodybracket.JPG
         
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        71-74 B & 70-74 E same setup. Still the stocker is a ratchet shifter and pretty robust. Seems like going backwards to me. Clean install though.
         
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        yea probably go with a factory shifter
         
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        moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Adapt the E body mechanism to an A body shifter
         
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        Well at the end of the day, I don't race so a complete a body factory setup would probaby be fine.
         
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        I just sold one, console and all.
         
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        Rats. Well I have a console, so I need shifter and full set of linkage.
         
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        Sorry, i only have bits n pieces left and a shifter mounting bracket. PM me if interested. Some is ok, some is rough.
         
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        Sorry for slow response :( I cut the ashtray off on the bottom, when you lift my ashtray lid the shifter is right there. Good thing I don't smoke :)
         
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        pishta I know I'm right....

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        Ha, good one. Ill have to do that if I can ever find the Ashtray, its been a few years.....That ashtray is a different size than the armrest ones.
         
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          Ta,Da there's under the ashtray lid. Kinda hard to get pic

          IMG_20180726_223600137.jpg
           
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            Started this exact shifter and console in my 65 Barracuda today. I used the Promatic 2 in my first Barracuda but didn’t use the factory console. This is the first Barracuda.

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