Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chattanooga, TN, USA
Factory shifters bolt to a bracket that bolts to the tailhousing. As mentioned previously, the small block engine sits in the centerline of the car, so it uses a small bracket. The big block engine is offset to the passenger side, to allow clearance on the steering gear. So the bracket is longer, to bring the shifter back to the correct position. As a side note, since the shifter is now more outboard of the tranny, the big block shifter uses slightly different shifter linkage.