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rockafellz
Gearhead

Posts: 1459
From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 01-04-2002 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz        Reply w/Quote
Hey All,

I was looking for a street/strip C4 on the internet yesterday and I found a few that had the "reverse manual valve bodies". I believe the shift pattern is (top to bottom):

P
R
N
1
2
3

I got to thinking about the stock shifter... The stock shifter goes this way...

P
R
N
D (doesn't use 1st and starts off in 2nd)
* (uses 1st gear upshifts through all gears)
1 (stays in 1st only)

Is there any way to retain the stock shifter? I have a console and I would hate to remove it to add a third party product. It is a '66 Fastback. Also, do you guys know if there are any 3rd party auto shifters out there that would fit into the console? Ideally I would like to maintain the stock look to keep thieves away but I'm also thinking... if I get a good street/strip transmission, I might as well get a good shifter.

What do you guys think?

Regards,

Erik

steve'66
Gearhead

Posts: 9835
From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 01-04-2002 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66        Reply w/Quote
I think Alex uses the stock shifter on MM.

I used a B&M Pro Ratchet shifter with the reverse valve bodied c-4. It works great, but it won't work with your console.


SteveW

rockafellz
Gearhead

Posts: 1459
From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 01-04-2002 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz        Reply w/Quote
Hey Steve,

Did you have to cut your floors to get it to fit?

~Erik

Rustang1
Gearhead

Posts: 110
From:
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 01-04-2002 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang1        Reply w/Quote
I'm in the same boat as SteveW. Although I did run the reverse valve body with a stock shifter for awhile. It works okay but you have to hold the button in, so that's one more thing you need to concentrate on going down the track. I thought about tearing the shifter apart and recutting the profile of the gate notches so it would work correctly, but then I got a good deal on a ratchet shifter so I never pursued it.

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1968 Mustang,Clevor,C4
1969 Torino 351C 4spd
1978 F150 460 C6
1978 F150 351W C6

steve'66
Gearhead

Posts: 9835
From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 01-04-2002 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66        Reply w/Quote
Eric,

Just had to cut a hole for the shift cable.

SteveW

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