I just removed the I-6 and put in a 350 in my 1967 C10. I reinstalled the original 3 speed transmission. For the life of me, I cannot get the column shifter to work. It is very tight. The linkage is clear of everything. When I un-hook the linkage, the transmission works fine by hand. Any suggestions? If not, what do I need to replace the column shifter with a floor shifter and how tough is it to do? Thanks.
Get a cable to replace the linkage ...maybe???? not too sure but if you are going to replace the shifter to a floor shifter they come with a cable so you shouldnt have any problems
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Sounds like things are in a bind. If you are working with all the same stuff you had other than the motor I'd say something was possibly reinstalled incorrectly. Kugel Komponents makes a cool shift rod to replace all that stuff. I've used it on every C10 I've built.Check it out and I hope it helps-CalinKugel Komponents(562) 691-7006www.kugelkomponents.com
Installing a floor shifter is pretty easy because almost all of them use a cable. Just make sure when you order a shifter like one from B&M, Hurst, or Lokar you get one that you can reach. Most shifters are made for cars with a closer seat to floor distance. Trucks the floor and seat are much further apart. So make sure to get one with a longer handle.Once you have found a shifter you like installation will consist of drilling a hole for the cable to exit, screwing down the shifter assembly, routing the cable, and attaching two small brackets to the transmission.