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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wicked50, Jul 31, 2010.
Can you convert the stock 3 on the tree manual shifter to an automatic gear selector
yea did on my 67 chevrolet truck. just weld the front and rear selectors together so they work as one. you won't have a lockout or whatever in park like a real auto column but mines worked fine.
Had my 55 Cad powered 48 Plymouth that way. it is very simple.
down side on mine, only I knew the shift pattern. I didn't have a neutral safety swich so it could start in gear. that caused several people to shit their pants! my early Hydro shared park and reverse
What car are you doing?
o yea no neutral safety switch and back up lights
The lack of a neutral safety switch might be reason enough to reconsider this, especially when there's people and other cars near yours. Like at car show or cruise-in.
It's going in my '50 Chevy 3100 truck.
Can you adapt a neutral safety switch to it???
heres what i did on my plymouth.
Could still be a stick shift too.
It worked for me, I used a 1940 3 speed column. Then only used one of the selector's at the end. I used a aftermarket netural safety switch at the trans. I like it because it keeps the column small & with the original look.
Yep you could adapt a neutral safety switch to it easy enough. It would have to be on the outside of the firewall though.
Another option might be to adapt an automatic column out of a 67/72 Chev pickup to your truck by cutting off the stock tube (not the shaft an slipping the column tube down over the shaft. I haven't tried that yet but am thinking about it for one of the trucks I have going together.
Where did you get the trans mounted NSS?
did to a 40 Ford column a few times
Lokar & Gennie sell aftermarket NSS switches.
Can I use this one on a 1965 Buick SP400:
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