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Old 02-10-2021, 11:22 AM   #21
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Default Re: Changing a 36 steering box for a 37

The column shift on the left side of the steering wheel was great for street racing, which I did a lot of during the '50's. The shift pattern is upside down, 1st gear is up, 2nd gear is down, makes for real quick shifts. of course you have to be careful speed shifting, a mistake will blow a trans.
I doubt the left hand shift added to the birth rate, a shortened shift lever, which was common in the '40's-50's probably had more of a contributing factor.
I can clearly recall more than one girl going for a wild ride, especially with no floor shift in the way, in my '36 before I met my wife to be in 1955.
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