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Floor Shifter

Postby joye227 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:06 am

I got an 85 cutlass salon with a factory floor shifter and console. I'm switch to a chevy 350/350 combo. What do I have to do to get the factory floor shift to operate correctly with the th350 tranny? Does anybody have a part number to the correct cable and how it should be correctly installed? Thanx
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Re: Floor Shifter

Postby BrownGP83 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:08 am

What trans did the car originaly have?
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Re: Floor Shifter

Postby Oldsmoletick on Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:15 am

If it has the 200 metric three speed, no mods at all.
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Re: Floor Shifter

Postby joye227 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:46 pm

I'm sorry, I forgot to mention the car originally had a 200r4 overdrive tranny. And my console gear shift indicator says P,R,N,D,2,1. I hope this will help. How is the cable supposed to be routed?
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Re: Floor Shifter

Postby joye227 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:50 pm

Anyone??
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Re: Floor Shifter

Postby beermonkey9417 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:11 pm

to do the th350 swap yuoll need a 350 type shifter. you can get aftermarket ones thatll fit under the stock console. and you can get a sweet handel too!
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Re: Floor Shifter

Postby gpguy on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:55 pm

If its a factory 3 speed shifter should work with any 3speed trans

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Re: Floor Shifter

Postby Doober on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:13 pm

I don't know how interchangability is far as Cutlass consoles, but you may be able to put a stock 3-speed shifter from an earlier year in... the detents for the 2004R and TH350 will likely not match up if it had a PRND21 setup.
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Re: Floor Shifter

Postby joye227 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:45 pm

I figured if I brought a shifter cable for an earlier year cutlass with a th350 and floor shifter that It would work since I have the right shifter cable.
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Re: Floor Shifter

Postby Minion1186 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:24 pm

I suppose you could use the stock on with th350 linkage,just it wont shift all the way back to first,so the sequence for shifting from the 2004r to th350 is that 1st gear on the indicator is nothing,2nd is first,drive is 3rd and overdrive is 3rd.

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