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  AOD shifter

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SkinnyMan
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From: Tupelo, MS - USA (CA temporarily)
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 10-30-2006 02:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkinnyMan        Reply w/Quote
Anybody used that shift linkage from Mustangs Plus?

I tried to adjust my '69 SelectShift linkage off the FMX to the AOD without a lot of success.

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SkinnyMan
Tupelo, MS

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Clark
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From: Rowlett,Texas
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posted 10-30-2006 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark        Reply w/Quote
I used my FMX and it works good the only issue is the indicator is just off a little, is that what you are trying to fix?

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SkinnyMan
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posted 10-30-2006 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkinnyMan        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Clark:
I used my FMX and it works good the only issue is the indicator is just off a little, is that what you are trying to fix?

Don't know what I'm not doing. I can't get all the notches/ gear indications by feel.

If I take the rod off and move the transmission lever by hand, I have a couple of notches I don't hit on one end of the scale or the other (depending on what adjustments I make).

The motor and tranny I pulled out are the original ones - 351W w/FMX selectshift.

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SkinnyMan
Tupelo, MS

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-30-2006 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
FMX shift rod needs a lot of tweaking to work with a AOD.
The geometry is off so you cannot get all the detents without bending it.
Do you have a "up" pointed AOD shift lever?

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SkinnyMan
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posted 10-31-2006 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkinnyMan        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
FMX shift rod needs a lot of tweaking to work with a AOD.
The geometry is off so you cannot get all the detents without bending it.
Do you have a "up pointed" AOD shift lever?

Yep, it is an "up pointed" lever off the transmission.

What significance is "up pointed?"

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SkinnyMan
Tupelo, MS

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-31-2006 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Up is for floor shift and down is for column.

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Alex Denysenko
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Dobermanalley
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From: Gilbert,Az
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posted 11-02-2006 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dobermanalley        Reply w/Quote
Measure from the center of the shifter arm pivot (where the bushing is) to the center of the bolt that attaches the shifter rod. Cut it so the distance between the two is 2.6 inches and have it welded back together.

You think the rod assembly is fun, just wait until you try to get the steering column lockout rod to fit!

SkinnyMan
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posted 11-03-2006 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkinnyMan        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dobermanalley:
You think the rod assembly is fun, just wait until you try to get the steering column lockout rod to fit!

Thanks for the info, but mine is a '69 Mach I that came with floor shifter.

What year are you talking about with "steering cloumn lockout rod?

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SkinnyMan
Tupelo, MS

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Dobermanalley
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posted 11-05-2006 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dobermanalley        Reply w/Quote
71-73 has the column lock. Not sure on earlier ones.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-06-2006 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Started in '70.

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Clark
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From: Rowlett,Texas
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posted 12-01-2006 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark        Reply w/Quote
I actually removed my shift linkage rod and reversed it and then it help line it up. I know it is the same length but it helped mine work.

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SkinnyMan
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posted 12-01-2006 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkinnyMan        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Clark:
I actually removed my shift linkage rod and reversed it and then it help line it up. I know it is the same length but it helped mine work.

Hey, Clark, thanks for the input.

My motto is "if it works, do it!"

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SkinnyMan
Tupelo, MS

Thank you, Thank you very much!

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