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Technical TCI circle track shifter

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Greasyman, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Greasyman
    Joined: Oct 23, 2010
    Posts: 174


    My 23 T bucket has a 283 with a stock aluminum Powerglide which currently has a sloppy homemade shifter. I've been wondering about this shifter, which is certainly affordable. This is it:
    Anyone ever use one? Would something like this work on a street car? Why is it so short? I know nothing about circle track racing, so stuff that might be obvious to some people might be something I'm oblivious to. Thanks for any advice.
  2. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,091


    Worked good in my circle track cars. You may not like the shift handle . Make sure to put a switch so the engine will only crank in park.
  3. MMM1693
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 627


    Looks to me like it would be perfect for your bucket. I don't know what concerns you have about neutral safety switches . The reason for the short handle is that the cockpit in a circle track car gets small in a hurry and they don't shift when racing.
  4. Well its ugly as butt. Just the way I like 'em. :D :D :D

    No reason why it won't work on the street. ;) ;) ;) You need to make sure yu got a neutral safety switch. :rolleyes:

    Or if you must have competition I got a Hurst Quarter Stick for a Powerslip hangin on the wall. I am not using it and it is way cooler than that shifter. If you catch my drift.

  5. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,281


    Seen guys use these, pretty compact:
  6. Those are handy as hell and got used a lot. No console required. I thin they come from a mid to late '60s Mustang don't they? I
  7. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,377


    I didnt look thru all the specs on the shifter, make sure its for 2 speed and reverse etc. Ive seen PG on circle track set up as 2 speeds or just 1.
  8. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,954

    jimmy six

    I see these all the time. There are no electrics with it. CT guys don't care. Most are used with no torque converter. They normally mount to a ledge built next to the right side of the drivers seat to be reached ez.
  9. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,281


    I believe so Beaner. They were the 'go to' shifter if you were running an auto in a tight quarter interior (bucket etc) before the aftermarket caught on to the opportunity to cash in.

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