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Shifter differences question
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 02, 2018 08:58AM

In my stock of parts I found the shifter on the bottom that I can not identify. Is it a 3 speed shifter, late model, aftermarket?

It has flat sides on the shifter rod and the bottom part stick out further and has a different shape.



-Tom


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Re: Shifter differences question
Posted by: corvairsince70 ()
Date: January 02, 2018 10:37AM

Flat sides denote 65-66 Corsa only. Other models used the round shaft.

Dennis
Nashville area
'68 Conv 140 PG
'66 Corsa Conv 180
'66 Corsa 140

Re: Shifter differences question
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: January 02, 2018 10:43AM

Chrome shifter with flat sides just meant it was a 4spd. Top looks like a early model e

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

Re: Shifter differences question
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 02, 2018 10:51AM

Your top piece is early 4spd: chrome and round

Your bottom piece is 65-9 4spd: chrome and flat sides

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

Re: Shifter differences question
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 02, 2018 11:21AM

Ok, My second question, could I use the 65-69 in an early, any benefit?

Can it be turned into a short shift shifter because of the extended bottom compared to the em?

I there a link I might have missed?

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

Re: Shifter differences question
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 02, 2018 12:58PM

Tom there was a tech tip in COMMUNIQUE a few years ago about using parts from LM shift tube. It used parts from late shift tube and bushing under shifter and 65-9
rod to the rear with shift coupler/pin. Tubes same length early/late. Need inner tube plus square end and a couple of inches of outer tube and square frame the shifter mounts onto. It does NOT mount to trans xmember. Nice thing is the carpet is still smooth and same level as floor.

You don't get a real quick shift but it is the shorter shift that all LM enjoy.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

Re: Shifter differences question
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: January 02, 2018 02:50PM

My 63 has had a late shifter and tube in it for the 12 years I have had it and it's been a daily driver most of that. It was ok. Yes, shorter shift then stock. That said, I prefer the early 3speed shifter swap. I have set both my other early four speeds up with that. I have another setup and ready to change my 63 back to that style as well. If you can find the housing, it fits under the shifter boot as well so looks right.



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Re: Shifter differences question
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 03, 2018 03:20AM

thanks for the info

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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