Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Ontario, Canada
Put a T-10 into my 68, same console as the 69
any ways I had this Hurst shifter, for the tranni and it would not bolt up to the trans, I order a Hurst mounting plate for the 68 Camaro, Saginaw trans, the bracket mounts under the transmission mount, and use a muffler clmap u-bolt around the tail stock, mounted the shifter to this bracket, I had to fabricate a new shift rod for 3 & 4 . the 3-4 shift rod (muncie) I used for 1-2,The reverse rod was just long enough.
Anyways the thing shifted fine on the bench and I installed the unit into the car. After many days of friggin with the clutch ( search my post in Engine & driveline for that story)
I cut the hole in the floor, got the measurements from another 4 - speed car.
Again the shifter worked fine, reinstalled the console, The hole and shifter were in the right places, O'kay now to install the top plates of the console, every thing is working fine until now, the throw of the shifter is way too long, the shifter hits the front and back of the console, Back to the wrecking yards and look for shorter shift arms, The shift arms that I had were 1 1/2 inches from center hole to center hole, Found a pair of arms that were 1 1/4 inch, installed those better but not right, couldn't find any thing shorter, tried drilling new holes, the darn things are harden steel,
Spent $20.00 on a Carbide tipped 3/8 drill and using a drill press I drilled two new holes into the shift arms at 3/4" inch center to center, the shifter works good now.
hope this helps, Just notice that when I park the car there is a small drop of gear oil on the floor, looks like I will be yanking the thing out again some time soon!!!!!!!!!!!