<VV> 61 Rampside FC transmission shift linkage

dennis dorogi dfamily at fairpoint.net
Sat Jul 3 13:13:40 EDT 2010

I made the 64 shifter conversion on my rampside.  You do need a 64 FC  to do 
this as the floor is reinforced by the shifter.  It is not  too difficult to 
cut out this area and weld it in to an earlier FC.  You also need a later 
tank - I converted by 63 tank by welding in the "pipe" section from a rusted 
out 64 tank.  I believe the shift tube is special too.  It is certainly not 
a "bolt in " operation but not too difficult if you have mig welding skills. 
The later shifter is very nice although I do miss the "mystery" of the early 

The 64 shifter is very positive and  my 63 rampside with a rebuilt 
transmission and new syncros  is a pleasure to drive and well worth the 
conversion efforts

Dennis Dorogi

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harry B. Stewart" <harry.stewart at usa.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2010 10:22 AM
Subject: <VV> 61 Rampside FC transmission shift linkage

> My shift linkage is giving me fits. It is hard to find reverse and first.
> Also the cup and ball joint pops apart.  The shaft rubs against the gas 
> tank -
> I think due to a slash cut in the shaft.  I'm thinking about getting the 
> gas
> tank and linkage from a 64 FC, but I wonder if it will hook up to my 61
> transmission ok.
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