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Old 05-22-2011, 04:09 AM
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I want to install a Floor Shifter, what would be a good choice
Cable or Linkage and if i would go with a LOKAR FLOOR MOUNT SHIFTER i see they have a sw mounted for N and P what about Back up Lights ?

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hopefully next spring i will be getting an overdrive trans and this is what i will be doing. like the old school horseshoe shifters and these seem to be built well.
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hopefully next spring i will be getting an overdrive trans and this is what i will be doing. like the old school horseshoe shifters and these seem to be built well.
http://www.kilduffmachine.com/


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I saw that shifter mentioned on another site last night. Looks like it works pretty well. The video is a sight to see, with the creator of the shifter smacking it with a baseball bat showing how well the ratchet works. I was cracking up, although it held up to his abuse and made his point!
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I run the ratchet shifter you showed from B&M with the trigger on my 1979 w/a 700r4.It's a cable connection and it works great, just wish the black surrounding cover was taller it doesn't reach the floor tight.
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I am using the B&M in my 79 and it was a great fit incorporating it into the standard SS floor console.

I welded up a the original Rube Goldberg linkage system that controls the back up lights and gear position indicator. The indicator at least reads correctly for Park, reverse, and Drive, and the key shift lock works.

BTW you can order that B&M shifter in two lever heights.
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I have the Kilduff shifter in my car and just love it! It works flawless and nobody else has one at the cruise in! I just love to be a little different!
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I have the Kilduff shifter in my car and just love it! It works flawless and nobody else has one at the cruise in! I just love to be a little different!
Guess i cant get one now , i do want to connect the back up lights right now stock Column shift i do have a Floor Shift column i can install w/ tilt
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Well if you do get one, just dont park next to me? The Kilduff shifter has switches in it for back up lights and a neutral safety switch.
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Well if you do get one, just dont park next to me? The Kilduff shifter has switches in it for back up lights and a neutral safety switch.
I can order mine with a different style what doess your shifter look like than we both will be different !!
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When I do one, I am likley going with a B&M Quicksilver ratchet. I used a Quicksilver for years and loved it. Also the Quicksilver can be used for 3 speed or 4 speed, can also be used for reverse vavle body if you ever choose to go that route, and it also has its own gear selector with light, P N safety switch IF you choose to hook it up, and also have back up light provisions if you choose to hook them up. So the Quicksilver is fairly versitle in hooking up just about any way you'd want to. You can also leave your factory gear selector, back up lights and P N safety switch hooked up if you choose and do it right. You'll have to use a bracket off a console cable shifted car like an older Cutlass or camaro to do that.
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I have the standard shifter (all he made at the time), with a long handle and the top plate that lites up. with the brass knuckles!
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BTW, I noticed you asked which shifter is better. I don't know that any are any better than others. It will come down to personal preference and the features you want or need. As said, I go with the Quicksilver or Mega because I change my mind and go back to 3 speed or back to 4 speed and keep the same shifter. And in the event I decide I need a reverse valve body for racing, I can also use the same shifter.

I knew there was another B&M that had the same features too as the Quicksilver. Its the Megashifter. Only reason I went with the Quicksilver over the Megashifter was the stick is taller and I had it installed in a truck. Now B&M makes the truck Mega shifter but its just a taller base I beleive. Not a taller handle. Here are some links to the B&M Quicksilver and Megashifter if you go that route.
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I have the standard shifter (all he made at the time), with a long handle and the top plate that lites up. with the brass knuckles!
Well i want a straight cut not the saw tooth /and no knuckles for me just the Bar
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BTW, I noticed you asked which shifter is better. I don't know that any are any better than others. It will come down to personal preference and the features you want or need. As said, I go with the Quicksilver or Mega because I change my mind and go back to 3 speed or back to 4 speed and keep the same shifter. And in the event I decide I need a reverse valve body for racing, I can also use the same shifter.

I knew there was another B&M that had the same features too as the Quicksilver. Its the Megashifter. Only reason I went with the Quicksilver over the Megashifter was the stick is taller and I had it installed in a truck. Now B&M makes the truck Mega shifter but its just a taller base I beleive. Not a taller handle. Here are some links to the B&M Quicksilver and Megashifter if you go that route.
http://www.bmracing.com/PRODUCTS/Per...rs/Megashifter

http://www.bmracing.com/PRODUCTS/Per...rs/Quicksilver
I would like a shifter that shows all gears 1/2/3/4/ Yes P / N & R also !
If my wife drives it i want it to be where she knows what gear its in .I want to do a good quality job /You know when you open the door you just stand there and Look !!
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Quick Sliver in mine and I love it!!!!!
If I watched the video right you have to raise the handle each time you wanta change gears on the Kilduff, one extra step you don't need to do with the Quick Silver, however you can lock the Kilduff, I liked that idea.
Still like my Quick Silver though!!!!
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