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PG shift lever removal
Posted by: mistertudball ()
Date: August 05, 2011 02:24PM

I participated in thread on taking my 66 Monza PG instrument cluster out WAYYY back in 2008 and obviously chickened out based on some sage advice. The only thing holding me back was disconnecting the PG shift lever e-clip, and I even had a photo with circles and arrows provided by one of you,(which I still have) but I chickened out nonetheless.

Well now I've gone and bought a dash clock, which is on its way. And I ordered all new dash bulbs, THREE PG e-clips, screws, and maybe a wiper switch but I'm STILL doubtful.

Can someone with limited skills in this department (and not overly huge hands) realistically take that PG cable off, do what I want to do, and actually get it back on so it will shift normally?

There's the thrill of victory, but then throwing money at a problem can always be fun too. Instant gratification.


Columbus, OH

'66 Monza convertible
'73 Eldorado convertible


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Re: PG shift lever removal
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: August 05, 2011 02:57PM

I have ran many PG shifters for 30+ years and many long miles with no e-clip holding the shifter end of the cable in place, and never had one come off! As long as the cable holder is aligned properly... not a problem.
This also makes dash removal for other repairs a heck of a lot easier.

Corventure Dave

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Re: PG shift lever removal
Posted by: upnorth1 ()
Date: August 05, 2011 06:00PM

I used a needle nose and a tiny screwdriver to place the clip. Got it on quite easily. I was amazed at that.

Chaplain Bob
135 miles from Canada

1961 Loadside 95hp. 30 over bored and stroked. 145 block, 165 heads 4 speed
1966 Corsa clone 140 4 speed, 30 over.
1966 4 door 110 pg soon to return to factory 140 PG

DON'T mess with Old Men, we didn't get old by being, STUPID!!!

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Re: PG shift lever removal
Posted by: brentc ()
Date: August 05, 2011 07:23PM

I would also add a tip- the little stamped tin speed nut that retains the cable sheath can (and should) be replaced with a regular style nut installed finger tight; this makes it a lot easier to get the cable off the shifter just using your finger and isnt likely to come loose.


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