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Has anyone tried changing a column shift 1968-72 nova to a factory style floor shifter? Need help with linkage setup. Thanks Kyle
 

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kyle said:
Has anyone tried changing a column shift 1968-72 nova to a factory style floor shifter? Need help with linkage setup. Thanks Kyle
whats your issue I'll see if I can help?
 

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I have a powerglide column shift 1970 nova. I bought an original 1967 camaro powerglide floor shifter. I also bought a 1968-72 console for shifter. I still need floor hump and linkage to attach it to tranny. I'm not sure if linkage that is in car now will work the reverse lights and coloumn. I also don't know what linkage to use for tranny .I've heard that column shift cars trannys are set up for linkage that comes from the front of the car back, But floor shift cars linkage comes from back to front. Meaning the pan might need to be dropped and the internals for linkage switched around. I'm not sure. I really want a original looking floor shifter in car. Any help or experience with this would be greatly appreciated. Kyle
 

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As far as I know you will not be able to use your current neutral safety switch/backup light switch, the one located under your dash on your steering column, as floor mount shifters normally use a netural safety switch/backup light switch that is mounted at the floor shifter itself. Also the linkage will be different, as you said, and I dont believe there are interchangable parts between the floor and column shift linkages. Now I do not believe you have to drop the pan of the tranny and switch anything around as the tranny itself still shifts in the same patteren no matter which shifter is being used...I believe the shifters are desinged to take that into account and the tranny will be shifted in the correct manner (I hope that answered that part)

I also replied to your PM....good luck with your car hopefully this was sorta helpful
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Thanks so much. My shifter does have it's own switch. I will probably have to find actual linkage from an original floor shifted nova. I'll let you know how it goes. I think alot of people have cloned ss cars, so it should be able to be done. Thanks again. Kyle
 
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