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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 01, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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This sounds so ignorant, but I'm restoring a '68 Convertible and it's my first time, so: I'm looking for the linkage that goes from the frame to the transmission for a Turbo 350(don't know what it's called)and also the piece that actually bolts onto the tranmission. I would like to buy these parts but don't know how to refer to them.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 01, 05:42 AM
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The only thing I can think of that goes from the frame to trans. is the reverse lockout. It also goes from the frame to the steering column...

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 01, 06:01 AM
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Could it be the shifter linkage? cross-member? You said itís a TH350 auto, correct? Is it a floor shift or column shift? Can you tell us a little more?
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 01, 06:45 AM
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Sounds like a cross member.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 01, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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I know it's not a reverse lock-out because it's an automatic. It's an automatic on the column.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 01, 08:11 AM
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Automatics have lockout linkage!! It triggers the ignition so the car won't start in gear!! Help us help you! A crossmember connects the tail end of the trans to the frame rails. It's just to the rear of the trans pan... I wouldn't refer to a crossmember as linkage though.

The transmission has a shift lever on the driver side when it's in the car. It moves back and forth. Is this where the linkage you need is connected?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 01, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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DjD: Thanks so much for helping me (!). Yes, that's the spot. I think there should be something that goes from that spot to the linkage up front (like a rod or something).
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 01, 09:41 AM
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It sounds like you need the shift linkage from the end of the steering column to the transmission. Only problem is that they never put a T-350 in a 68 from the factory.

But there is a company that makes conversion shifter plates for the horse shoe shifter, they may have what you need or you may have to adapt some from a 69 or later car.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 01, 10:31 AM
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Give WWW.SHIFTWORKS.COM a try. They have what ya need.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 01, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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You guys are too much -- too much! I can't thank you enough for the info. I have another window open on my computer right now and am ordering a "Vari Angle Shift Arm".

Thanks again.
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