Wilson Header Mfg.

pvs409

Well Known Member
Supporting Member 7
Is that a Richmond 5 speed and a Long 5 speed shifter?
If so does it fit the floor pan ( above the floor surface) so you can use the stock round boot and/or the
factory 1962 SS shift plate and the factory SS shift boot.

Paul
 

rholso

 
Supporting Member 1
Richmond 6 with long shifter. Shifter sits like 2.x inches farther back than the 4 speed and the crossmember moves 4.x inches back.

Was a automatic car and I just bought the 4 speed floor sheetmetal piece and trimmed it a bit to fit. I'm not 100%, but the (outer edge) shift plate may be pretty close to the seats.
 

Attachments

pvs409

Well Known Member
Supporting Member 7
I see some welding on the drivers side of the original tunnel. You didn’t have any original tunnel modifications other than cutting the hole for the shifter on the 6 speed?

I have a 5 speed Richmond with a Hurst shifter that sits about 2/3 inches lower than the Long shifter.
I have seen one other Richmond 6 speed in a 61 Chevy and he had the shifter and 4 speed tunnel cover very similar to yours for the location of the shifter and tunnel cover. The hole for the shifter in this 61 just cleared the long cross brace on the bottom of the floor pan. How close is your Long 6 speed shifter to that full width bottom of the floor pan brace?

One of the biggest reason I like Richmond 5 speeds and 6 speeds is they do not require modifications to remove and replace the entire original floor pan tunnel + they are very good transmissions - shift like Muncies or even better than Muncies shift.

Paul
 

rholso

 
Supporting Member 1
About the only modification other than the hole was a little massaging by one of the heim joints on the linkage. Just pushed in one small spot about 1/2 inch or less. Welding was for some floor pan repair.

I had to notch the full width brace. Cut out 1" inch deep by about 3" wide strip, then boxed that a little. Piece notched was on the front side curve towards the top and drivers side middle of that full width brace. The sifter was making contact with the brace and without cutting it you could never shift into any of the forward positions on the shifter.

I don't have any pics in my phone with the brace mod. But here is another of the trans mount with the body off.

I like Richmond also.

Rob
 

Attachments

I posted the Anchor mount number a long time ago, there was a thread on the topic. I think they are still available.

Anchor 2285 is 409 (taller) mount
Anchor 2142 is the SBC (lower) mount

Many times, the engine will fit in the car using the SBC mount, but there is a potential for front crossmember interference for high-perf exhaust manifolds and some oil pans such as Stef's.
 
Top