Operation 4 Speed Is Underway

Discussion in 'U-shift em' started by Davis, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    Greg,what clutch fork,throwout bearing and clutch adjustment rod are you using if you dont mind me asking?

  2. sparkplug

    sparkplug Well-Known Member

    4 speed peddles

    Hello are the peddles out of a 69 chevelle 396 car the same as the buick peddles? Can anyone help with this question?? Thanks Randy
  3. Davis

    Davis Moderator

    staged67gspwr I am using the Dave Kleiner Repro'd fork and adjusting rod along with the T.O. bearing from the Centerforce Clutch kit.

    sparkplug The chevy pedals are different, Chevy used a much different upper rod that turns into the pedal 180 degrees from the Buick method. There was some excellent threads with comparison pics on this, not sure if they survived the last site crash. The Buick and Olds pedals I have seen are the same.
  4. sparkplug

    sparkplug Well-Known Member

    Thankyou for the info Greg.. Randy
  5. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    :TU: :TU:
  6. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    Guys one question i wanted to ask but i forgot was,when converting from an auto to a manual what happens to the neutral safety switch thats on the auto shifter?there is 4 wires i beleive 2 green and 2 pink,i beleive the green wires are the reverse lights,how do you hook them up with the manual back up light switch thats on the 4-speed shifter?what do you connect to where to get back up lights?

  7. PaulGS

    PaulGS Well-Known Member

    On a 70 to 72 car, the neutral safety switch is mounted to the bracket that the pedals mount to. The purple wires go to the switch with an extension harness, which is being reproduced.

    The back up light switch mounts to the top of the steering column about 6" from the firewall. The green wires plug in the switch, which is activated by a linkage from the transmission to a frame bracket to the steering column.

    Good news: the back up light switch is reproduced by M&H for $29

    Bad news: the neutral safety switch is hard to find.

    On the 66-69 cars, I don't know if they are the same as 70-72
  8. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    I have to wire up the automatic neutral safety/backup light switch wires to this(pictured)manual shift backup light switch,know how to?

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2007
  9. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    Do you guys use any threadlocker(loctite)on any of the flywheel or pressure plate bolts?

  10. sbbuick

    sbbuick My driving scares people!

    No, I did not. Just use the correct bolts with the lockwashers. and a torque wrench. Good luck.
  11. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    Thanks Andrew.

    Did anyone have to relocate the crossmember forward more?

  12. sbbuick

    sbbuick My driving scares people!

    No, I don't remember having to do that. I believe that mine was more rearward anyway. Of course, I did the job back in 1992, so the memory isn't exactly "sharp"!
  13. Davis

    Davis Moderator

    A turbo 350 to Muncie swap did not require moving the crossmember.

    I do not know about the turbo 400 location.
  14. PaulGS

    PaulGS Well-Known Member

    I finished my 4 speed swap, and put 2,000 miles on it.....Come on Greg, bring it over the goal line.............. :3gears:
  15. sparkplug

    sparkplug Well-Known Member

  16. vette442

    vette442 Member

    Here's the info for this guy if anyone needs it:

    >Hi Terry, Just FYI. I specialize in old Hurst manual transmission shifters & >parts only, I don't have any dual gate parts here. I don't work on any dual >gate shifters.

    > pserio@columbus.rr.com
    > > Pete Serio
    > > 2719 Columbus Ave.
    > > Columbus, OH 43209

    > > 1-614-258-3500
    > > www.precisionpontiac.com
  17. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    Hurst Shifter Handle

    Where did you get the "bolt on" Hurst shift handle? I have a short one now and Dave told me he was reproducing this and I've nothing since, AL.
  18. Lee Bacon

    Lee Bacon Well-Known Member

    Keep up the good work :3gears:
  19. jaystoy

    jaystoy Well-Known Member

    I currently have a fresh 350 in my 71, had the motor balanced with the flexplate. I am planning a conversion. Is this true: I read that if you put the manual flywheel on, you will screw up the balance and kill the botton end with vibration?? Any truth, because if that's the case, it'll scare the hell out of me.??
  20. ts-gs

    ts-gs 68 GS400 Convertible

    I can only speak for myself, but I just bolted the flywheel on. My 400 was balanced to the flexplate also, but I have not noticed any vibration. The flywheel itself should be balanced when you buy it. I got my from TA Performance.

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