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Offline 84eaglelmz

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Automatic Shifter
« on: April 27, 2013, 07:29:13 PM »
Does anyone have the shifter and the whole complete housing thank you or know of anyplace I can get them!!!


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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 06:39:32 AM »
  Find a shifter for '70's into '80's Ford Pinto, Fairmont, Mustang, I used mid 70's Pinto.
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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 10:19:40 AM »
I found a new NOS shifter from a Ford Pinto/Mustang II/Granada, and got my shift bezel from Mustangs Unlimited made for a 74-78 Mustang II. Direct fit into our Eagles. A little pricey for my completely brand new set-up, but you can find used ones on that famous auction site. Just search "Ford Mustang II Shifter", and see what you find.
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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 04:35:09 PM »
thanks!!! I will start looking.

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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 07:41:41 PM »
Hey tlc87eagle, you have a pic of what that looks like all done?

Thanks
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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 10:10:38 PM »
and got my shift bezel from Mustangs Unlimited made for a 74-78 Mustang II.

I looked at that shift bezel on the Mustangs Unlimited site, and it looks really sweet!  Added to my wish list.  Does it fit in the gauge console?  Thanks.
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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 06:45:29 AM »
and got my shift bezel from Mustangs Unlimited made for a 74-78 Mustang II.

I looked at that shift bezel on the Mustangs Unlimited site, and it looks really sweet!  Added to my wish list.  Does it fit in the gauge console?  Thanks.


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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 10:38:54 AM »
Here's what my set-up looks like guys. I think it looks better than the stock AMC shifter.







The bezel from Mustangs Unlimited for a Mustang II is a direct bolt in, and better yet, it is actually metal instead of the cheap plastic ones AMC used. 100% same dimensions as the stock one though, so no issues with fit with the center console option.

The NOS Pinto/Mustang II shifter is also a direct bolt in. The only thing required on this shifter to adapt it to our Eagles is to drill one small hole (less than 1/8", I can't remember the exact size  ;D) for the screw to mount the Eagles stock gear indicator and light assembly. Also better than stock is the easily removable T-handle that comes off by taking out a small allen head screw, unlike the stock one which the service manual says to remove with a hammer, and block of wood (which I was never able to successfully do), but now I'll never have to.  :rotfl:
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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 11:58:29 AM »
Here's what my set-up looks like guys. I think it looks better than the stock AMC shifter.



Is the black part on the handle metal or plastic?  I like the looks of the Ford shifter but the metal ones are too cold to the touch for me so I still prefer the Eagle shifter.

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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 01:34:19 PM »
Is the black part on the handle metal or plastic?  I like the looks of the Ford shifter but the metal ones are too cold to the touch for me so I still prefer the Eagle shifter.

priya, the black part of the t-handle is plastic with metal end caps, also the push button is also black plastic. Which is why I choose this one over the chrome ones. The plastic is a good insulator and doesn't transfer heat, so it doesn't get cold in the winter, or burn your hand in the summer. Even the button won't get hot in the summer like the stock ones would on a blistering hot day. Feels just like the original when shifting, and looks more spiffy with the chrome.

I found this was actually cheaper than getting a stock NOS one from the Jeep dealer. They want $500 for the whole assembly, that is if they still have them, cause last time I checked was over 10 years ago. I changed mine to this because my old one's cable broke, and I was just bumping through the gears for a year, or two, which is pretty unsafe. So I decided to upgrade to this.   :)

BTW, this whole set-up ran me around $135, which isn't too bad for having everything brand new. Try getting a Hurst shifter for that price.  8)
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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 02:49:40 PM »
How come I can not find the bezel on mustang unlimited? Where in the world do I look? I can find all the Mustang parts just not the II bezel.  Did you get Everything from there or did the shifter it self come from some where else?

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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 02:53:40 PM »
I found one that has the whole shifter for sale but the t handle is missing the button to push in to change gears, Will the one from the eagle work?

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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 04:12:50 PM »
Here's the link for the bezel.
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=ASB5+01

It says the shifter seal is sold separately, so I ordered one with the bezel. It turns out mine came with one already installed, but at least I have an extra one now.  ;D

I bought the shifter separately from the world famous auction site. It was a complete unit with t-handle and all.
The lister at the time was charging $80, I believe he wants $120 nowadays for a complete one.
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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2013, 05:38:57 PM »
ok thank you!

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Re: Automatic Shifter
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2013, 09:39:20 PM »
Hey thanks for the pics! That is so cool, my plastic one has been cracked for years and looks like .......

Can't wait to replace it soon now!

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