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Old 06-21-2011, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Schematics for hooking a B&M to an FMX transmission

Here's a link for any of us FMX tranny guys that want to hook a B&M shifter to an FMX transmission. I wish I can take the credit for coming up with this, but here it is, in full detail. Enjoy!!

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Using a B&M Cable Shifter with a Ford FMX Transmission | The Roosevelt Experiment (.com)
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Schematics for hooking a B&M to an FMX transmission

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Here's a link for any of us FMX tranny guys that want to hook a B&M shifter to an FMX transmission. I wish I can take the credit for coming up with this, but here it is, in full detail. Enjoy!!

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Using a B&M Cable Shifter with a Ford FMX Transmission | The Roosevelt Experiment (.com)
Brad....
something is not right with that article......
its claiming that the transmission that they are useing are a column shift tranny and makeing a bracket that points lever down...
in fact they are creating a column shift lever position from a floor shift tranny
to work with the B&M shifter cable....

take a look at lever in picture below....
thats from my 64 galaxie and that is a column shift lever you see....and its already pointing down...
and thats what i was refering to in your previous thread....

http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/gala...ml#post1639680


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Old 06-22-2011, 04:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Schematics for hooking a B&M to an FMX transmission

You're absolutely right Lars. Because my car was originally a column shift, the lever will be pointing up. I was talking to the guy that created those schematics yesterday and he told me that it would be "up" as well. Wish me luck, I hope this works!!! It doesn't seem too bad though, I gotta say. If it was this easy, you'd figure that B&M/Hurst would just make some support brackets for an FMX setup. Whatever, I guess we'll see what happens!

Have a good one Lars,

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Re: Schematics for hooking a B&M to an FMX transmission

As the author of the aforementioned article, I have no idea of the origins of the trans that was in my Torino. All I know is that the lever was pointing in the wrong way for me! The end result is the same; you need to have a lever pointing down, and in the correct plane to be actuated by the cable from the B&M shifter. From there, it's just marking the hole position, drilling the appropriately sized hole for the pin on the shifter cable, and away we go!
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As the author of the aforementioned article, I have no idea of the origins of the trans that was in my Torino. All I know is that the lever was pointing in the wrong way for me! The end result is the same; you need to have a lever pointing down, and in the correct plane to be actuated by the cable from the B&M shifter. From there, it's just marking the hole position, drilling the appropriately sized hole for the pin on the shifter cable, and away we go!
Got it Jim...needs to be DOWN!! i'm glad to see you peruse through these message boards and thanks again for supplying the much needed schematics to make this possible. Thanks again Jim!

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Re: Schematics for hooking a B&M to an FMX transmission

i am trying to do this also.my trans lever looks just like the one pictured above.does this mean all i have to do is drill a 2nd hole in the existing lever in the right position?approx 1/2 higher up?i can fab something up to hold the other end.does anyone have a pic of a completed one ?
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Re: Schematics for hooking a B&M to an FMX transmission

just a few things ive noticed while trying to do this.
this is nearly impossibe to do in the car.we had the shortest air right angle drill with the shortest bits you have ever seen.we could just reach where we wanted to drill the new hole in the arm.the steel arm is so hard that it was nearly impossible to get just a 1/8 hole thru it.i had to take a dremel with a grinding wheel and get thru the case hardened lever.we did finall get the 1/8 thru but gave up after about an hr of trying to get anything larger thru it.i drew up a scetch and im going to make an adapter to go over the existing arm.
and yes our lever is pointing down.it is a column shift.
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