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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 19, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Procedure for Removing OEM 4 Speed Shifter?

Looking for help with defining the easiest procedure to remove the factory 4 Speed shifter. I know that sounds odd but here is why.

I haven't done it since I was 17 (that was 1983). Now at 53 I'm paralyzed and having friends help me bring my car, which has been stored since 1985, up to snuff so I can sell it. In 1984 I purchased a Muncie imprinted shifter at a car show parts swap meet. A couple of months ago I had my brother-in-law swap the handle into my car. (at some point I had disassembled the swap meet shifter, which was in need of a rebuild, so the handle was ready for install). I thought it was just removing one pin in the shifter and a straight forward exchange. Turns out it was not that easy (at least not with all the interferences in the car). He was bound and determined to do it in the car and spent 7 hours working on it.

We thought it was all good. Yesterday my neighbor got in and was trying to put it in reverse and something in the shifter came apart and it doesn't work now. I think the only option is to pull it out. If I recall it can't be done without undoing the transmission crossmember and moving it back... Is that correct? My car does have a console too.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 19, 08:51 AM
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Re: Procedure for Removing OEM 4 Speed Shifter?

This may be a start, and yes, it can be removed without pulling trans.
Detach rods at side cover, pull out stick, unbolt from shifter box from stabilizer rod and unbolt bracket from crossmember, and watch your head, it will fall onto you, pull out from the rear. Wa-la! done.
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