AOD swap shifter linkage
Question for any of you guys that swapped in an AOD and retained your stock shifter linkage. I managed to "modify" mine, to make it work, but I can't seem to get the geometry right to make the shifter line up right with the new transmissions selector arm. I can run it through all the gears, but it's not lining up with the shifter just right. I'm actually in first gear when the shifter is in second, or if I bolt it up the other way so I can get it to line up with first, I can't put the thing in park. Did anyone else run into something similar, or have some tips for me on what I can do to correct it? I've bent this linkage every which way I can think of, and I can't seem to make any difference.
Yes, I know they make a rod to do this swap, but I've blown all the money I can right now. This whole deal has ended up costing WAY more than I had planned. I may buy a new rod here in the near future, but this is gonna have to work for now.
1969 Mach1 - Gulfstream Aqua - 351w 4v
1967 Coupe - Red 289 2v (sold in 1996)
1970 Mach I - Grabber blue, 351c 4v. (Sold in 1999)