The installation of a floor-mounted automatic transmission shifter is the first step in maintaining a clean, uncomplicated appearance in the interior of your project vehicle. You can swap in a clean, smooth custom column after the shifter is moved down from the column by using this method. Additionally, you get the “appearance” of having a shifter that is mounted to the floor of the vehicle.
How to Install a Floor Mounted Shifter
Initial steps include locating and inserting a side mounting button (cavity side out) into a boss on the driver’s side of the transmission, which is the first step. Sometimes it will fit on the first try, and other times you will have to whack the boss in the shins a few times. The selection rod is then attached to the selector shaft, which is the next step. You’ll want to maintain track of the nut that was initially attached to the selector shaft because you’ll be using it to secure the selector rod in the future.
The brackets will be mounted in the following steps. Left and right are typically denoted by arrows. After you have installed a set screw in each of the brackets, you will insert the set screw into the side mounting boss of the transmission, which will secure the transmission in place. The tail shaft bracket and the main plate are then attached to the main plate. If you want to save time and effort, loosen up the bolts when you’re mounting the brackets and main plate to the transmission. This will make it easier to get all of the bolts in without having to struggle with them. After that, you can tighten the nuts all the way.
Once those plates and brackets are in place, you can mount the shifter at the appropriate mounting point and begin preparing the shifter rod for installation. Most of the time, these rods are sent at a predetermined length and must be cut to size. When determining the correct length, it’s a good idea to make sure both your shift selector and shift lever are fully in Park before measuring the distance between the two spots. This distance is then subtracted from it by 1 3/4″ to accommodate for the rod ends, and you are finished.