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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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It's supposed to work that way. If you can weld, you could add ratcheting teeth to the selector. But with very little practice, hitting the gears is easy.

Wow 22gt- I'm floored at your work on this. Thank you so much for the diagram and taking my time to show me.
I was running through the gears on it tonight and I do feel it sit on drive but I guess I'm just used to modern automatic cars that I drive. Once the exhaust is done and I can actually drive further than my driveway, I'll practice more and get used to it. Again 22gt, THANKS for the info!


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Thank you so much for the diagram and taking my time to show me.
The lock tab should be all the way down into the 2-D-N slot, not quite rubbing the bottom of the slot. Go ahead and adjust that now.

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"Bolt in"? Not hardly. The 69-73 shifter is much larger than the 65-68 shifter. And the levers are not the same, either. The provision for the light changed, and the lock tab on the 69-73 was much thicker.
The '67-68 shifter will bolt into a 65-66. I did not mention the '69-73 shifter which IS as you mentioned , much larger. The '67-68 shifter box has the same shift pattern (PRND21) as the '70 trans. The levers on the '67-68 are the same as the '65-66.

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Yes, you are right, of course, although the lower lever is different. That can be swapped.

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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 12:36 AM
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22GT, why do you keep referencing the 69 and later shifters? This is a 66 coupe. The problem is he has a green dot shifter in the car. He needs to swap to a 67/68 shifter. I had the exact same issue when I bought my car. I thought the Tranny was bad until I realized it had a later model valve body.

Compare the shifter posted above to this one:



You can clearly see the difference in the shift pattern.

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Here's a little more info on the issue. The 65-66 Cruisimatic Transmissions are often called "Green dot Tranny's" because the shifter did not follow the standard PRND2L pattern. Instead that had a small white and a Large Green dot on the shifter. The pattern was PRN White dot, Green dot, L

This is how the manual described them:



The shifter was designed to allow the driver to start in the White dot on ice roads then shift back to the Green dot once up to speed. In 67 Ford reverted to the standard PRND2L design. The shifter you have is a clearly a 66 Green dot shifter. Check Ebay or your fav Mustang dealer for a used 67/68 shifter.

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