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M20 impala shifter?

Post  fc59 on Wed 15 Feb 2017, 5:31 pm

G day shirts n skirts I have acquired an impala shifter off of an m20 I did a google didn't find any Intel on it any help would be appreciated
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Re: M20 impala shifter?

Post  fc59 on Wed 15 Feb 2017, 5:38 pm

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Post  fc59 on Wed 15 Feb 2017, 5:42 pm



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Re: M20 impala shifter?

Post  sinbin on Wed 15 Feb 2017, 11:14 pm

What did you need to know Dean?
Impala were typically an inline shifter not "H" pattern.
They advertised heavily in the 1970's and 1980's in magazines like CV&T etc.

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Post  fc59 on Thu 16 Feb 2017, 7:50 pm

sinbin wrote:What did you need to know Dean?
Impala were typically an inline shifter not "H" pattern.
They advertised heavily in the 1970's and 1980's in magazines like CV&T etc.

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Any more information would be appreciated Dr google didn't give me any answers

I was just having a play with it trying to work it out old mate who I got it off said it was a H pattern I haven't bolted it to the spare box yet so I don't know it's missing a few linkages or pins I think nothing I cant replace

So if its an inline shifter I'd imagine all the way foward is first
back is second
Third is Back or foward?
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Re: M20 impala shifter?

Post  blur1 on Thu 16 Feb 2017, 8:44 pm

it does look like it is a inline shift.
back in 1980 i had a similar shift on my m20.
it was a 'mr gasket vertical gate' shifter.
it had the main shift arm and 2 siamese rings you put 2 fingers into to pull up to ram the shift into reverse.
the 4 forward gears were from my ageing memory. forward 1st, back 2nd forward 3rd back 4th.

i wish i could find another one of those shifters. i loved it.
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Post  fc59 on Thu 16 Feb 2017, 9:07 pm

blur1 wrote:it does look like it is a inline shift.
back in 1980 i had a similar shift on my m20.
it was a 'mr gasket vertical gate' shifter.
it had the main shift arm and 2 siamese rings you put 2 fingers into to pull up to ram the shift into reverse.
the 4 forward gears were from my ageing memory. forward 1st, back 2nd forward 3rd back 4th.

i wish i could find another one of those shifters. i loved it.

Ok cool ill bolt it down tomorrow see how it goes I dont know if it will fit with the console I made
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Post  Blue Victor on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 8:23 am

"Ok cool ill bolt it down tomorrow see how it goes"

Just be careful, I note it says "professional shifter" on the side.......make sure you have the correct accreditation to use

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Post  fc59 on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 9:56 am

Blue Victor wrote:"Ok cool ill bolt it down tomorrow see how it goes"

Just be careful, I note it says "professional shifter" on the side.......make sure you have the correct accreditation to use

dont worry ill cover that with the shifter boot Razz
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Post  fc59 on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 10:31 am

ok so i gave it a quick clean pulled it open and there is a lot of sand / grit mixed in with the grease it has a bit of wear on the selector this plus the grit i think was causing the gates to jamb together



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Post  fc59 on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 2:55 pm

I completely striped it i found two shims on one side on the selector none on the other side this wouldn't have been helping the jamming of the gates gave it a quick debur a wipe clean and a smear of grease put it backtogether and she's done

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Re: M20 impala shifter?

Post  sinbin on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 11:56 pm

Here is the Impala Shifter Advert that was common through the 70's and 80's.



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Post  fc59 on Thu 02 Mar 2017, 9:20 pm

Cheers smooth for finding that ad

I have a complete m20 on loan so I can build the linkages that I'm missing and ill rebuild a set to fit a standard m20 shifter as well while am at it the ones I made for the old mans 3 speed feel nice
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Post  The Original Birdman on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 8:49 am

Hi Dean,

If you sorted it out I have one too, which I'm going to use, it looks to be in real good condition. will trial fit this weekend on m21 I have.

Then will need to learn how to use the bloody thing LOL
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Post  The Original Birdman on Sat 24 Jun 2017, 12:33 pm

Hey Dean,

Did I mention that the Impala shifter is for a three speed not a 4 speed. I believe they did make one for the 4 speed Muncie and Saginaw but not the Aussie 4 speed. I had forgotten about it and hence the reason I never fitted it to my van. Originally had it on my torana which was a column shift 3 speed till I fitted the inline impala. I had forgotten all about it seems like it was so long ago, well at least 36 years ago. LOL
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Post  fc59 on Sun 25 Jun 2017, 4:00 pm

G day rob no you didn't mention that but your one and mine have different numbers stamped on the bottom that might be a model no not a serial no

That could be why yours felt different
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