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Old 12-09-2015, 12:27 PM
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1974 280C Transmission Shifter Adjustment

I will apologize, I haven't stuck my head under the car to look at the transmission to see if it is a cable or linkage, but is there a way to adjust the shifter on a 1974 280C? When I start the car in park it tries to move forward. Also, often I have to put the shifter in neutral to start the car. (Floor shift).

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Old 12-09-2015, 12:55 PM
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I will apologize, I haven't stuck my head under the car to look at the transmission to see if it is a cable or linkage, but is there a way to adjust the shifter on a 1974 280C? When I start the car in park it tries to move forward. Also, often I have to put the shifter in neutral to start the car. (Floor shift).

Thanks for the help
Usually the adjustment is good but the bushings are not.

Check the bushings

(sorry this involves putting your head under the car)
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:34 PM
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Usually the adjustment is good but the bushings are not.

Check the bushings

(sorry this involves putting your head under the car)
OK, since I'm assuming you have stuck your head under one of these is it a cable shifter or other?
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Linkage, not cable.

Ordinarily, "Stretch" is accused of having his head stuck elsewhere!
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Old 12-10-2015, 04:19 AM
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That's not very friendly Mike.
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No offense intended Tris. Just joshing you. I apologize if you took my attempt at humor in a manner which wasn't intended.
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:16 AM
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No offense intended Tris. Just joshing you. I apologize if you took my attempt at humor in a manner which wasn't intended.
I understood Mike but I wasn't sure others would!
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