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Stan
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posted 09-05-2002 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any suggestions as to an aftermarket shifter for a C4?
TIA
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Moneymaker
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posted 09-05-2002 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you MUST go aftermarket I only have one suggestion. LOKAR!

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Alex Denysenko
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Fastymz
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posted 09-05-2002 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex this is alittle off the subject.I think you use a stock shifter.And if so,Did you set it up any different then stock??So you dont miss a shift.

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ice'68
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posted 09-05-2002 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ice'68   Click Here to Email ice'68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Quiksilver from B&M. Installed one of those, no more missed shifts. It also looks great.

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Stan
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posted 09-05-2002 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex
What did you mean if I have to swich? I have heard this from another person about switching to an aftermarket shifter.
Stan

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-05-2002 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nothing, but NOTHING beats a stock FoMoCO Mustang automatic shifter. I have one in MM and all of the race cars. All of the C-4 to AOD conversion I do get one. All of the race cars I build get one or I don't do the conversion. It is positive and mechanical with no cable to break or adjust. Once correctly modified, it is near impossible to miss a shift with a reverse pattern manual valve body. No brag, just fact!

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Alex Denysenko
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Moneymaker
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posted 09-05-2002 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But if you don't have a stock one available and don't wnat to buy one from NPD, then I would use a LOKAR as they are also fully mechanical.

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Alex Denysenko
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Fastymz
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posted 09-06-2002 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex do your trick set ups.For the stock shifter work on forward pattern too.
I really like having the stock one.I only wish I could get it to stop between shifts.

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rockafellz
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posted 09-06-2002 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Alex,

Isn't the LOKAR a little tall? When I look at the pics in the catalog that stick looks like a truck shifter?!

Just me....

Erik

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Fastymz
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posted 09-06-2002 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik,all you need on top of that Lokar tall shifter is a big a** skull,with lighted red eyes.

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rockafellz
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posted 09-06-2002 01:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Erik,all you need on top of that Lokar tall shifter is a big a** skull,with lighted red eyes.

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hehe

Maybe I could imitate one of those WRC Rally cars with the shifter really high right next to the steering wheel

Erik

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rockafellz
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posted 09-06-2002 01:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Stan,

A little off the subject, but I live right next door to you! Are you part of the BAMA group? I've met a few members at the Mustangs Plus car shows but can barely remember the names or faces. Just remember a white/blue stripe fastback and a redish/orangish coupe which I actually talked to the owner about.

Wait a sec, I think you were the one who originally told me about BAMA a while ago?!? Maybe?

Erik

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capri man
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posted 09-06-2002 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
with just a litle fileing, you can make an early model mustang shifter work great with a reverse pattern valve body. it actually works simpler than the cheeta that i have now.

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70 Pony
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posted 09-06-2002 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The best $149 I ever spent on the Pony (with a C4) was the B&M Megashifter.
Never missed a shift, easy install and trouble free.....that "Ratchet" saves an old man like me 3 to 4 tenths.
I'm talking a 90% street car, with a few trips to the track.

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-06-2002 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can make the stock style shifter work the same way in the forward pattern also.

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Alex Denysenko
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Fastymz
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posted 09-06-2002 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
You can make the stock style shifter work the same way in the forward pattern also.


HOW????
Care to share with how to do that.

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