Good afternoon all,
I know this has been asked before and I read the threads and I still have an issue with my adjustment. I have a 68 and have replaced the cable bracket, the lever on the trans, and new shift cable. I adjust the bracket to 7-1/4" from the pin like the manual says and the cable is nowhere close, adjust so the cable fits and then I can't get first gear. I have played around with it and cannot find a "happy place" Any tips would be appreciated.
Are all your parts factory original or aftermarket?
Does the U-clip that holds the shift cable to the trans bracket only install one way? Could it be put into place on the wrong side of the bracket, thus moving it slightly forward or backward from where it should be?
I would remove the cable at the transmission end. Then run the transmission selector lever down on the transmission through its assorted positions - Park, Neutral, Drive, Second, and First and at the same time, put the shifter lever in the corresponding indicator position.
Then note how far off the selector pin on the selector lever is from the end of the cable eye when you place the His & Hers into the corresponding selection. Should tell you if the cable is too short, or if close but incorrectly adjusted.
Reading some other past posts on the same problem, it may simply be too short a cable if aftermarket. I also assume that the His & Hers cable may be a different length than the non-His & Hers console shift as found on the Lemans. I found this description for the Lemans/Tempest floor shift console - HERE IS A BRAND NEW AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFTER CABLE . THIS FITS ; *** 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 PONTIAC GTO AND LEMANS WITH TH350 TH400 AND FLOOR CONSOLE SHIFTER IT IS 31 1/2" LONG AND HAS A 19 " MOUNTING DISTANCE BETWEEN U-CLIPS
I CAN'T CONFIRM THAT DUAL GATE USES THE SAME CABLE
I saw another cable said to be for the His & Hers which was listed as 30".