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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hi everyone,

My name is Pete and im helping my buddy out (who is not so internet savy) put he 1963 impala back together right now. i recently picked up a nice bucket of bolts myself, which is also know as a 1963 impala so were kinda working on both at the sametime haha. anyways ive been searching and searching for some info and i liked this forum better then the others ive seen. anyways ive been looking thro the threads to find a picture of how the linkage for a 350 trans goes but no luck...unless im looking at all the wrong stuff. could you point me in the right direction please???

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 07:19 PM
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Hi, Pete
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 08:14 PM
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The only problem with trying to find an illustration of the linkage install with a TH350 in a 1963 Impala is of course the facr that the factory never did it. The TH350 wasn't produced until 1969. The installation is the same however as it bolts to the same mounts and uses the same drive shaft without any other changes so far as mechanically installing it.

Where you will have an issue is with the shifter linkage as you now have an extra gear you didn't have before. You can reuse the the PowerGlide linkage and accept that you will never be able to manually select first gear (left in drive it will shift automatically into all forward speeds, and drop back into first when you brake to a stop. There are folks who will sell you a kit to install the correct linkage in your car (complete with a PRNDL that includes a 1 and a 2 next to the D for drag to go in the indicator slot on your shift column).

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks dgwar!!

Thanks big dave. as for linkage tho, it should hook up the same way as the original PG??? if of course we dont go with the kit?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 07:34 PM
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Hooks the same you may have to adjust the linkage working from neutral with the car in the air on a lift (for not only convince but safety as you don't want the rear end bouncing around knocking the car off jack stands when switching gears). This will Be a two person job with one 'driving the car' (applying the brakes and shifting linkage) and the other below trying to get the detents in the comb to line up with the indicator needle on the column.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-11-2011, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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o ok cool thanks again dave. were still putting the car together, we did a frame up on it so the driveline and steering column isnt in yet so i imagine it would be a little easier but that hasnt been the case since we started rebuilding this car haha. stupid custom cars...nothing ever fits right after...haha. i am now going all original with mine, screw this crap lol.
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