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Old 07-26-2005, 17:56   #1 (permalink)
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4 Speed Confusion 1965 Galaxie


just bought a 65 galaxie with 352 or 390(not sure), and a 4 speed in the floor.
the problem is, my shift pattern.

R-1-4

--2-3

weird huh?

why is 3 & 4 reversed?
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Old 07-28-2005, 00:58   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 4 Speed Confusion 1965 Galaxie

Sounds like maybe the 3-4 lever on the side of the gearbox may have been fitted upside-down some time in the past, maybe hanging down from the selector shaft instead of point up (or visa-versa, depending on your gearbox). This is not unusual, as I have seen this done a few times over the years (did it myself when I was a kid many years ago with an aftermarket floor shifter conversion on my FC Holden - learnt from that one ).

Undo the nut securing the 3-4 lever (the forward-most one) from the selector shaft, rotate the lever 180° (so it is pointing the opposite direction) and refit the nut. You may have to re-rig the shift selector rod (from the shifter to the gearbox selector lever) to get your neutral gate lined up again. Should solve your problem.
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