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3 speed shifter conversion

Mr gasket 3 speed shifter instaled but shift pattern is reversed

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  • degprice Jun 24, 2008

    3 speed floor shift manual on a chevy trans. the gears or reversed first gear is where third gear should be.The linkage is correct if i change the lingage it would be xross on the trans

  • degprice Jun 25, 2008

    Thanks for responding the shift rod ARE if you or looking up at them under the truck first and reverse or on outside toward passengers side. 2nd and 3rd on the inside on drivers side. ,tabs or straight up on trans.When you shift 3rd is were first is on the shift pattern just oppsite of the shift pattern

  • degprice Jun 26, 2008

    Its what came with the 64 chevrolet c10 truck.Yes one of the rods is longer going to 3rd and 2nd gear.I have tried turning the tabs down an d reversed the shifter their has toi be a simple solution or mr gasket wouldnt have sold it.Thanks for your response

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    brian c May 11, 2010

    Are the one of the arms on the shifter itself longer than the other?

    Which trans is this? A muncie or a saginaw or other?

    I am trying to think which trans has the levers on opposite sides.


  • brian c
    brian c May 11, 2010

    I actually had this problem when I converted my dad's 70 stepside from a "3 on the tree".

    Unfortunately, that was almost 20 years ago, but if memory serves me right, I had the linkage rods backwards somewhere, or the tabs that go on the trans were upside down, or maybe both.

    I remember that R should be in the upper left, 1st lower left, 2nd upper right, and 3rd lower right, and mine was totally backwards too.

    If 1st is where 3rd should be, then you have the rods themselves mixed. Reverse and 1st use one rod, and 2nd / 3rd use the other.

    If Reverse was where 1st should be, or 2nd is where 3rd should be, then the linkage tab on the trans is upside down.

    When I say "upside down" i mean the linkage tab points down from the trans shaft, versus pointing up from the trans shaft.

    Please let me know if this clarifies things.




  • brian c
    brian c May 11, 2010

    When you say 3 speed, do you mean 3 speed automatic or manual?

    If automatic, do you mean the whole P-R-N-D-2-L, or just the L-2-D?


  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Shifter lever broke how do you remove and install new one

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I have the same problem on a 65 c10 3 speed. Nothing is wrong with the mechanism, use the brackets from the kit and/or bend the original ones (they are relatively heavy gauge and will have to put them in a vise to do so). Get the rods to switch sides without colliding with each other.

The alternative i originally thought was to turn the entire shifter mechanism around, but that failed

Alternatively just leave it alone, and be the only one who knows how to drive the truck

Shift pattern :
2 R
3 1

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Your trans stick might be broken.

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