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need help, calling all caprice gurus lol

ok so i got the motor and tranny back into the 65 wagon, it was factory 327 3 speed standard, had complete 4 speed setup for it so i decided to go that route, everything was an exact re & re other than when i got it all bolted in the 4 speed shifter is riding on the tranny crossmember and is approx 2 inchs too high. tranny mount is away from the crossmember, i'm stumped!!! when i set the tranny down on the crossmember the shifter is in the way
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I am seriously going to have to start thinking about this. If you can get a some pics of it will help. Seems to me though that the 3spd had a longer tail shaft that the mount went to, and the transmission side cover was higher on the case than the 4spd. Your moving from a rods to the front for shifting to it all right under the trans tunnel. It can be done though. You can make some parts ( not hard ) or try to source them. The 65 409 came with a standard so parts are there. If you start moving the relationship of the trans/engine we need to look at the angle of the tailshaft and pinion also. Again, I am going to have to start thinking. I am sure Bill or some others will jump in also.

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I am seriously going to have to start thinking about this. If you can get a some pics of it will help. Seems to me though that the 3spd had a longer tail shaft that the mount went to, and the transmission side cover was higher on the case than the 4spd. Your moving from a rods to the front for shifting to it all right under the trans tunnel. It can be done though. You can make some parts ( not hard ) or try to source them. The 65 409 came with a standard so parts are there. If you start moving the relationship of the trans/engine we need to look at the angle of the tailshaft and pinion also. Again, I am going to have to start thinking. I am sure Bill or some others will jump in also.

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thats what is so weird about it, i measured and compared all of it before install, i still have all the 3 speed stuff, identical length and mounts in the same spot? i'm thinking maybe there is a different crossmember with some kind of notch or a taller mount for the tranny
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figured it out!!! back in the day hurst made an adapter plate for this car to raise the shifter and move it over to clear the cross member. so just gonna have a nice spacer plate machined !!
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