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    Golden Hawk Member DEEPNHOCK's Avatar
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    DEEPNHOCK - New Shifter for The Yellow POS

    Still fixing stuff from the long ago fire mishap....
    Found that the #$!@& brand X flex plate had loosened up and hogged out the holes at both the crank and the torque converter. Was making a nasty death rattle noise.
    Was able to split the engine/trans far enough apart to get the old flexplate out and put in a new one.
    Worst part of the job was having to unbolt the Lokar shifter to slide the trans back.
    (Small hole, fat fingers....)

    Anyways... The Lokar nostalgic shifter that I had put in way back in 2000 was 26" tall. Looked cool, but was real tall.
    You couldn't open the 'ash receiver' when in park because the knob blocked it.
    But a perusal of the Lokar catalog showed that they now make a slightly shorter 16" nostalgic shifter.
    Looked up the 'handle only' part number and went to Amazon.. Sure enough, it was there, listed under Speedway Automotive.
    (Free shipping for prime members).

    Spent all day putting it back together and getting it set properly in the truck.
    Like it a lot. Angle is better. Reach is better. Happy boy.
    Couple more wiring issues to fix and the Yellow POS is back out on the road!

    (in park)



    (in low)
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff




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    Looks good to me.
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    President Member Commander Eddie's Avatar
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    Is that an A/C unit under the dash? Very interesting unit. The whole setup could almost pass for factory if something like that had been around back then.
    Ed Sallia
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    Golden Hawk Member DEEPNHOCK's Avatar
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    It's a modified Vintage Air slimline setup... Cool only.




    Quote Originally Posted by Commander Eddie View Post
    Is that an A/C unit under the dash? Very interesting unit. The whole setup could almost pass for factory if something like that had been around back then.
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff




    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    President Member aarrggh's Avatar
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    gonna be banging your knuckles on that vintage air now --- aint ya ?

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    Enjoy your posts. It has now been years since I've seen the Yellow CE up close (Tri State meet when it was near the Asheville Airport). I was in awe of it then and now. Cool ride.

    If nothing else, it gives testimony that even when they're finished...they are never finished. The new shifter is just another great "refinement." Keep on truck'n!
    John Clary
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    Golden Hawk Member DEEPNHOCK's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by aarrggh View Post
    gonna be banging your knuckles on that vintage air now --- aint ya ?

    Nahh... That's just 'Park'. Plenty of room to grab it and push the button.

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