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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 18, 2:50 PM Thread Starter
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1972 Chevelle horse shoe shifter difference?

I have what I think might be a dumb question. I have a 72 Chevelle with a turbo 400. Are there different horse shoe sifters out there? Like one for a turbo 400 and one for a 2-speed powerglide?
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Re: 1972 Chevelle horse shoe shifter difference?

Only difference is getting the correct detent style for your particular transmission.
I was not sure of availability of a 2 speed powerslide, but yes for a 3 sp auto as well as a 4 sp auto...

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bottom of page for just the Detents
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There was only one shifter detent originally used.


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Only difference is getting the correct detent style for your particular transmission.
I was not sure of availability of a 2 speed powerslide, but yes for a 3 sp auto as well as a 4 sp auto...

Good luck on your search!

Thank you! I didn't know it was called "detent". That really helped. Turns out the detent on my current shifter was actually for a 2-speed, and I need the one for a 3-speed! Craziness. Never even thought that they would have made a staple/horseshoe shifter for the 2-speed.
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Only difference is getting the correct detent style for your particular transmission.
I was not sure of availability of a 2 speed powerslide, but yes for a 3 sp auto as well as a 4 sp auto...

Good luck on your search!
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Thank you!!! These are fantastic. I was able to figure out that my shifter "detent" was actually for a 2-speed! Who knew?!?!
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There was only one shifter detent originally used.
I never knew that. I just assumed PG and TH350/TH400 shifters had different detents.
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Re: 1972 Chevelle horse shoe shifter difference?

The factory auto floor shifter was the same for the TH 350 and TH400. The cable may have been different between the two. All 2 speed powerglide cars were column shifted.

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The factory auto floor shifter was the same for the TH 350 and TH400. The cable may have been different between the two. All 2 speed powerglide cars were column shifted.

You would think right? My shifter definitely had a detent for a 2-speed, which is why I then purchased a 3-speed. Maybe it was added in the past? I'll post a picture of the original when I get a chance.
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Re: 1972 Chevelle horse shoe shifter difference?

I'm unable to find anybody that offers a horseshoe shifter for a two speed, or the lens for it. Plenty three and four speed kits.

I have a pic of a 1971 order form and the console option D55 says in red "with opt trans only". An option transmission would be TH350/400 and any four speed stick.

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Re: 1972 Chevelle horse shoe shifter difference?

There were console cars that came with power glide transmissions. The lens shows P,R,N,D, and L. I have some original lenses. I have some 68-70 green tinted lenses and I even have some 71/72 style lenses with the white lettering.
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Well there ya go!

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Paul, please go back and read post # 11. I checked to see if I had any 71/72 style lenses with the white lettering. I edited post 11.


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Found it. Learning every day.
I'm glad you found it, because I was starting to believe you! lol That clears it up for me as well, I was thinking I might have been looking at the detent wrong, so I'm not crazy after all lol
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