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Hi all

Just wondering if anyone has owned or remembers driving the Speco column to floor gear shift conversion? 88e506639da37322639cf56895d9bf10.jpg

 

Did they work well?

 

Or did they jam up ? like a lot of aftermarket floor shifts of the day.

 

I’ve recently found myself one.

 

Cheers

OLM8

 

 

 

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i'd expect they'd only jam up if the links are worn. 
a mate of mine had one in a cortina, seemed fine. i've seen one in a transit van that was sloppy as stick n a bowl of rocks, still worked though. 

i actually like the column shift, 3 on the tree. other than the no overdrive( back in the day(20+ yrs ago) i'd always considered getting a toyota 5 speed and column shifted setup and fitting that to a falcon.. seemed like not worth it. especially these days. 

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51 minutes ago, OLM8 said:

Thanks for that.

 

I’m really not sure what I’m doing with my car.

 

The column change works fine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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if you don't need the overdrive like you suggested in the gearbox thread, then i'd leave it. i had a race with a 3 speed column change  torana once and that thing was a rocket,. 
there's a video of some EH or similar at Bathurst racing with a 3 on the tree, but i can't find it 

 

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There’s a few things going on in my head about this..

1) Don’t spend any more money

2) Get rid of the gran pa gear change

3) Floor shift would be nice

4) Put an auto in , it’s just a cruiser

As you can see I’m very confused

But...I’m going to Sydney tomorrow a guy there, 70442b59521a0de83e18a907802c501f.jpghas a xy dash pad he’s giving away and he also mentioned he’s got a falcon 6 and a BW35 he doesn’t want.

So basically anything could happen


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I drove an old XY Falcon back in the day that had been converted from the tree to the floor, still the 3 speed .

I kept wanting to go from 3rd to 4th even tho it wasnt there, just my mind said 

"its now a 4 speed with this floor change". 

Id find an auto for your car. Keep it simple. 

 

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Yeah, had one. Worked well, but nowadays the linkages and pivots would be flogged out. Mine was relatively new, (looooong time ago now) and gave no trouble. Early holden, HG I think.....

If it's all good and tight, no reason why it would give you grief, it's a simple swap, and lots more cool factor.  😎

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Thanks !

I got in touch with Speco in Melbourne about a week ago, most all the parts to recondition mine are still available.

About the only thing they don’t do is the main mechanism which I already have.

I will get some pricing on it all.

Cheers



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