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  1. Swamper714's Avatar
    Hi,
    I believe I have exactly what you are looking for. 1961 Hawk that is in very nice condition that had a complete restoration in the early nineties and has had TLC care since. It has numerous trophies from the shows it has been entered. If interested I can forward the photos that I have and any questions you may have.

    Thank you,
    Burt Clark
    bclark714@verizon.net
  2. Skip Lackie's Avatar
    Am no expert, but I have not heard of anyone. High tooling costs and small market probably means only one vendor.
  3. Pat Schudel's Avatar
    Thanks will try it when I get off work. Very much appreciated
  4. Skip Lackie's Avatar
    The best way is to climb under the car and disconnect the shift rods from the trans levers. There are two levers sticking out of the side of the trans to which the rods from the bottom of the steering column are connected. Remove the cotter pins and pull out the rods. Move the levers back and forth -- each has three positions, the middle of which is neutral. Put them both in neutral and have a helper hold the shift lever as close to the neutral position as possible. The rods should now match up exactly with the holes in the levers. If not, loosen the nut and shorten/lengthen each clevis until they do. Tighten the nut, insert the rod, and install a new cotter pin in each. It should now shift without jamming. BTW, this condition is often caused by sagging motor mounts -- something that should be checked.
  5. Skip Lackie's Avatar
    The best way is to climb under the car and disconnect the shift rods from the trans levers. There are two levers sticking out of the side of the trans to which the rods from the bottom of the steering column are connected. Remove the cotter pins and pull out the rods. Move the levers back and forth -- each has three positions, the middle of which is neutral. Put them both in neutral and have a helper hold the shift lever as close to the neutral position as possible. The rods should now match up exactly with the holes in the levers. If not, loosen the nut and shorten/lengthen each clevis until they do. Tighten the nut, insert the rod, and install a new cotter pin in each. It should now shift without jamming. BTW, this condition is often caused by sagging motor mounts -- something that should be checked.