64 Polara Console automatic Shifter

Engine, Trans & Driveline

  1. avidflyr

    avidflyr Well-Known Member

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    My 64 Polara is swaped out from a Poly 318 to a 70s 400 BB / automatic. The original console shifter does not seem to have the same shift (travel)detent pattern as the later 727 Tq Flite.
    Is there a recomended after market shifter to work with the 70s 727 Tq Flite in the 64 Polara?
     
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    You must have something adjusted wrong, the valve bodies are the same. Unless you are saying that you are using a 66 or later 727. If so, we are taking a whole different program. I have heard of some that have converted the original shifter to the later 727 using a B&M cable.
     
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    1964 console and all 1965 automatics had a unique valve body for cable transmissions. you'll have to find a shifter for the 1967 and up valve body.
     
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    You can use a B&M cable, and your right, the detents are different. My dad figured it out on my Polara with the 545RFE trans. The end of the cable (shifter) had to have a hole drilled a bit lower and further back to make it work, so I don’t why it wouldn’t be the same for a 727 trans.
     
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    That’s right, the console shifted valve bodies let the cable go deeper in for the park position. 65s did too for the column shifter.
     
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