455 and column shifter

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tommytpk

Apprentice
Nov 18, 2014
53
8
Hopefully getting the 455 dropped into the 79 Cutlass "soon" and heard from someone who I trust that the BBO will interfere with the column shift mechanism. My column is in great shape and I would like to keep it. Did anyone run into this issue, and what did you do?

Thanks--
Tom
 
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
5,630
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Melville,Saskatchewan
With headers, there may be interference, otherwise no.
 
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tommytpk

Apprentice
Nov 18, 2014
53
8
OK, thank you. Using W/Z manifolds. There was concern that the head itself would interfere.
 
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oldsmobile joe

Royal Smart Person
Nov 12, 2015
1,257
113
mpls
I'm running an olds 455 in my 79 with w/z manifolds, no problems with the stock shifter rod when i had my 200-4r trans in it.
Keep going, you'll have fun with all the torque.
 
Clutch

Clutch

Comic Book Super Hero
Apr 7, 2017
4,263
113
Brick NJ
I had no issues with the linkage rod my 455 and hooker super comp headers
 
Deadeyejedi80

Deadeyejedi80

Apprentice
Apr 8, 2018
98
33
Saratoga springs ny
just did this yesterday no issues yet .but as stated above ,headers may pose a problem .all my linkages hooked up great at the transmission.my problems are on the passenger side with that dam ac box 😣
 
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