On 7 Nov 2005 02:02:52 -0800, "JB" <email@example.com> wrote:
>I do hope someone out here can help me with this as I'm not getting
>very far with this over here in the UK.
>I have just imported a 66 coupe that has had a C6 switched in place of
>the C4. The previous owner installed a B&M Unimatic floor shifter in
>place of the stock shifter. I am wanting to get rid of this B&M shifter
>and reinstall an original shifter. I'm not keen on the B&M at all as it
>has an obscenely long neck and because of this it won't engage into P
>as it hits the front dashboard. Crazy. I managed to get a mint '66
>floor shifter with all the bits off Ebay but it seems to be a
>cruisomatic shifter with a "L, large dot, small dot, N, R, P" shift
>pattern rather than the 1,2,D,N,R,P setup as expected. This is where
>I'm a little uncertain and confused.
>This cruisomatic shifter appears to have a strange shift pattern.
>1 - it sits in L but unlocked
>2 - shifts to large green dot (main D - all 3 gears??) without having
>to press the button but moves easily between this, the small dot and N
>without and clicking/locking. This has confused me totally.
>3 - the next click position is not locked - is this N ??
>4 - Next click is R which
>5 - then drops into P.
>Do I have all this correct ?? Now the question is will this work if I
>link this shifter up to the C6 ??
>Many thanks for any help or advice.
According to parts catalogs, there is no break down for a different
transmission. The 65-66 shifter was the same for all auto shifts. The
only shift that was different was the "with console" setup, but the
pattern was still the same. So, if the C6 was available for the 289 in
'66, then the shifter would be the same as for the C4. As for the
shift pattern of the C6 itself, I do not know if the linkages would be
My 65 requires unlock to go from neutral to reverse and again to go
to park. It will shift from neutral to either drive range without
unlocking, but required unlocking to go to L. It will transit from L
to either drive position without unlocking. (I just went out to the
garage and tested to make sure.)
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
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