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3 on tree manual to automatic

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wicked50, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Wicked50
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    Can you convert the stock 3 on the tree manual shifter to an automatic gear selector
     
  2. HotRodBen1987
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    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.
     
  3. 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
     
  4. hbwoody
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    What car are you doing?
     

  5. HotRodBen1987
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    o yea no neutral safety switch and back up lights
     
  6. 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.:(
     
  7. Wicked50
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    It's going in my '50 Chevy 3100 truck.

    Can you adapt a neutral safety switch to it???
     
  8. Dynaflash_8
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    heres what i did on my plymouth.

    Could still be a stick shift too.
     

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  9. Stitchn
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    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.
     
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  10. Mr48chev
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    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.
     
  11. Wicked50
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    Where did you get the trans mounted NSS?
     
  12. 40Standard
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    from Indy

    did to a 40 Ford column a few times
     
  13. Stitchn
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    Lokar & Gennie sell aftermarket NSS switches.
     
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