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Converting from column shifter to floor shifter
« on: April 11, 2019 - 09:55:16 am »
I'm converting my column shifter in my 73 'Cuda to a floor shifter and need some advice.  The transmission is a 727 with a cheetah reverse manual valve body and the motor is a 493.  Is it ok to use ANY shifter I'd like or are there certain things I need to make sure the shifter has/doesn't have?  As an example, here's the style I'd like to add to my car:

https://www.autozone.com/shifter-and-shift-accessories/floor-shifter/tci-auto-outlaw-shifter-with-cover-for-powerglide/862575_0_0

Bob

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Re: Converting from column shifter to floor shifter
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019 - 12:16:44 pm »
You can use any shifter you like, people have been doing it for a long time. Just remove all of the stock linkage from the column shift (might want to keep it all together). After market shifters are going to use a cable, you will have to punch a hole into the floor to run that down to the transmission.
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Re: Converting from column shifter to floor shifter
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019 - 12:32:37 pm »
Thank you 70chall400!!  Much appreciated!  :ylsuper:
Bob

1973 'Cuda

If we never drown we'll never know how well it tastes....So tell me how it tastes and I'll know just how well you drowned.

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Re: Converting from column shifter to floor shifter
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019 - 02:16:54 pm »
Very welcome.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)