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Eelco shifters????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SinisterCustom, May 22, 2009.

  1. SinisterCustom
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    Hey fellas...did Eelco make 3 and 4 speed shifters??? If so, what timeframe were they made and for what trans?
    I just picked this shifter up at a farmer's swapmeet.:)

    Any info on these would be great....
    Thanks guys!
     

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  3. plym_46
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    They were one of the few who made shifters for MOPAR three speeds with their different linkage system.

    Shifters were available through the mid 60's at least maybe a bit later.
     
  4. Little Wing
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    Heres from 64 ,,I have a1970 Eelco Master Catalog and not shifters offered at that time,,though they did still make shifter handles,,Got some of there old linkage never seen one of teh shifters though,,nice find
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  5. SinisterCustom
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    Thanks LW......
    This shifter is definitely different....almost looks like a Hurst body....but has no markings on it.....
    If anything, I may just use the shifter handle and knob on a Hurst mechanism...
     
  6. Little Wing
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    Well Eelco started making those kind of handles in 1970 called it the Drag T- Handle

    So they could have brought out a newer version of shifter after 1970

    They also made stuff for Mustangs and Corvairs,,I'll look in those books it might be in there.
     
  7. SinisterCustom
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    Thanks! So my handle is 1970 and later???
    Say, when did Eelco stop making stuff?
     
  8. Weasel
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    Eelco still make stuff under the Ansen Eelco brand name - mainly valve covers - check 'em out on that auction site.
     
  9. SinisterCustom
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    Not the same Eelco......that guy just bought the rights to the name I believe....but they aren't like the OG Eelco stuff......

    Anyone else have one of these shifters???
     
  10. SinisterCustom
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    Bump......:D
     
  11. Algon
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    Here is an old ad for them.
     

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  12. SinisterCustom
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    Awesome...what year is that ad? '69 or so?
     
  13. Algon
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    1970... There is one on ebay as with a copy of that ad should you be interested.

    I dated these foot print handles one time but I can not currently find the ad to post it, though I believe it was 67 was as old as I could find them. If anything turns up I'll post it. Eelco mostly seemed to use small ads usually offering bolt on dress up items and shift knobs. Ads with gauges, tanks and anything performance related are harder to come by other than in a full catalog.
     
  14. I have one I found in the dump about ten years ago,cleaned it up and it works good.
     
  15. F&J
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    I have an Eelco shifter for the Cad/LaSalle that has a tower that makes the trans look like a top shift trans. Dates to early 60s or late 50s.
     
  16. acustom51
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    I bought a New Eelco shifter for my 50 Meteor in 1960, and for my 53 Mrec in 64..Worked very will with a bench seat..
     
  17. Algon
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    Just to clarify I am referring to this exact style of shifter SinisterCustom has with the flat handle and foot print stamp being from approximately 67.
     
  18. cody1958
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    from wichita ks

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