- May 31, 2014
Years ago, I converted my floor shift Cutlass from a 200C to a 2004R, I happened to find a shifter out of a 4 speed Cutlass, which made the swap easier. Fast forward 20 years, I just broke the shifter cable. When replacing it and trying to get the detents to line up, I noticed there's some slop in the shifter. It looks like the pin that the cable attaches to is worn and giving some slop, also the lower pivot pin has some slop too. I found my 3 speed floor shifter, and was comparing the two. Besides the shifter gate, the baseplate is also slightly different where the cable attaches. It looks like the shifter levers are the only common part between the two. I'm thinking of leaving swapping out the shifter levers between the two, since the original 3 speed shifter seems much tighter. Looks to be straightforward. Since it's late and won't get to it till tomorrow, I was wondering if anyone out there could confirm what I think is true?