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Old 10-10-2017, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default 4 speed shifter replacement

Hello gang,

I'd like to replace my shifter but I'm having a hard time identifying it. I have a 351w engine and a four speed tranny -- toploader I'm pretty sure of.

The pic below is where the shifter arm attaches to the trans. Have any of you came across one like this? How do I find an angled replacement....the current one is straight. The three bolts pictured are the only ones.


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Old 10-10-2017, 06:14 PM   #2
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I have never seen a toploader with a shifter like that...which makes me think maybe you have an overdrive 4 speed from the 70's...that's just my guess as Im not familiar with those.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:59 PM   #3
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No idea, but that would be my first guess as well. Definitely doesn't look like a factory toploader shifter
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:44 PM   #4
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Here is a pic of a '60s automotive Toploader:

The shifter bolted to the left side of the tailhousing with two bolts. Many shifters other than Ford Factory were available. Some preferred Hurst. I kept my original that came with my '65 "K" car.

Believe your pic is of another trans used in trucks, with a shifter attached through the top of the gearbox. The car transmission was derived from the truck transmission. imp

EDIT: Here is a top view:

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Old 10-16-2017, 10:42 AM   #5
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Looks like someone put a Ford SROD, single rail overdrive transmission in Used in Mustangs from 1979 to early 83.4 Speed fully sychro with UN-synchronize reverse. Also used in F series trucks but not thought of as a good high HP unit. Built for the Fox body with 140 hp.
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351w, 4 speed, shifter, toploader

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