Re: M22 linkage hitting new crossmember
??? Well one of them has to be longer. Does it matter which one it is?
Brad you mentioned about looking at my pictures and that it looked like that arm was longer too and it is. I even looked at the mounting plate he has on his transmission again and it might be the correct one but it looks like the corner of it might have been cut off. That corner had another hole in it that was used to mount the plate to the boss on the transmission that you can see in his picture but it is too blurry to see if there is a threaded hole in the boss. When I started out with my car the Hurst Shifter that was in it was so Mickey Moused together both on the shifter body itself how the handle hooked to it and definitely in the linkage area I just felt it was better to put a whole new shifter and linkage kit in. Seeing even the tranny was made up of different housing sections I had to pick the correct linkage kit. Some tranny's depending on year are different in the tranny shifter shaft area with either a bolt or a nut holding the shifter plates to the tranny shifter shaft. Also the slots are different lengths with the earlier transmissions having a shorter slot. Even if you buy the kit with the longer slots they make special washers that clip into the shifter plates to take up the extra length of the slot. I went with the shorter slot kit and even the new M22W has the shorter slot shifter shafts so the linkage kit just transferred over from the old transmission without having to add the special clip in washers. When your dealing with something the PO had his hands in sometimes it's better to just start over from scratch. I don't have a good picture of my stock crossmember mount for the transmission but I can tell just by looking at his picture the mounting surface is much lower on his aftermarket crossmember than the stock one is. He could also go with the taller transmission mount and probably eliminate the spacers.
71 Malibu, Cottonwood Green, 396 BBC, AutoGear M22W 4 speed, 12 bolt 3:55 posi.
Last edited by HKalin; Nov 12th, 17 at 8:11 AM.