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#765466 Mon Jul 25 2011 07:53 PM
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I bought a '55 GMC motor and 3 speed trans. It came without the shifter. Can someone steer me to where I can buy a floor shifter for this?


Wayne

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Wayne67vert #765476 Mon Jul 25 2011 08:22 PM
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The 3 speed uses a column shifter. Are you wanting to convert to a floor shift?


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Wrenchbender Ret. #765482 Mon Jul 25 2011 08:36 PM
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Yes, I'm putting it into a '38 1 ton that had a junk 4 speed.

I found that Mr Gasket makes a universal 3 speed floor shifter for fairly cheap.

Is this a workable replacement?


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Wayne67vert #765539 Mon Jul 25 2011 11:11 PM
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Ive never used one on a 3 speed but I understand they are not to good. I put the cheaper Hurst on a 4 speed one time & it was junk.I took it back off & sent it back.


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Wrenchbender Ret. #765595 Tue Jul 26 2011 03:06 AM
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I have been using Hurst Mystery shifters since the mid sixties and I swear by them. They appear on eBay ever so often.

crenwelge #765598 Tue Jul 26 2011 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by crenwelge
I have been using Hurst Mystery shifters since the mid sixties and I swear by them.

I tend to swear AT them! grin But then again, most of the vehicles I've driven that has them were either 1, worn out, 2, installed wrong, or 3, worn and installed wrong.


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They mount way offset to the driver's side and just about under the seat. You'll need to butcher up the floorboard to install one, and do some creative bending on the shifter handle to make it work at all.
Jerry


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Hotrod Lincoln #765630 Tue Jul 26 2011 04:14 AM
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OK, so maybe I should sell this '55 GMC 3 speed transmission.

I could buy a 5 speed from an S10. If I decide to go that way how difficult is it to make it work?


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Wayne67vert #765642 Tue Jul 26 2011 04:49 AM
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I've used Mr. Gasket #7667A on 3 of my trucks. It has a taller shifter handle. 18". I've never had a problem with them. Always stayed tight cause of one small mod. THe thru bolt that goes thru the shifter and bolts onto the adaptor bracket is the normal problem. I drill a hole through the nut and bolt after I've snugged it up a bit and put a cotter key in it. It'll never get loose again. I could post some pics.

gotgasd #765803 Tue Jul 26 2011 07:55 PM
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gotgasd,
Is there a problem with the shifter being too close like Hotrod Lincoln states?
Are you using a bench seat or buckets?
I'm just trying to picture the setup.
Pictures would be great!!
Thanks


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