I dont want to get the Shiftworks kit, I want to file out the shift plate on my existing shifter. Recently put in 700r4 in 79, L-82. Is it as simple as filing back the rear part of the plate to allow the shifter to go farther back?
hey i have the same question. i recently swapped to a 700r4 from a th350. well i'm still in the process of finishing a frame off. (i.e. breaking in motor, checking for leaks, checking wires hoses , etc...)
i modified the lower trans cable bracket and can only get to 3rd. i was thinking of filing/grinding the shifter bracket, too.
well, after a little mod on the shift cable bracket (holes wouldn't align) and adjusting lower lever, i managed to get all the gears except 1st. i filed off about .15" ( alittle more than 1/8"). now i get 1st gear detent. later on today i'll do a check and maybe adjust the indicator later when i start reassembling the interior.