relocating park netural switch??

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relocating park netural switch??

Postby vegon71 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:55 pm

As I laid in the floor of my Vega today tinkering with the new brake after changing it to an automatic setup, I looked up and said uh oh, forgot about the park netural switch that was attached to the clutch before. I know I COULD just jumper it but I would rather have the safety feature intact. Has anyone moved it or got some other kind and maby hooked it to the shift linkage????????
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Re: relocating park netural switch??

Postby 73astregt » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:53 am

my car had a bm shifter in it before i changed it to a stick the b m shifter had the nutral safety switch incorporated into it and i just put the wires on the stock switch on the clutch pedal when i switched it over if you use an aftermarket shifter it should be the same in reverse.
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Re: relocating park netural switch??

Postby spencerforhire » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:29 am

Having done the auto to stick conversion a couple of times, I think the plug for the clutch switch is the same as the one on the OEM aotomatic shifter's park/neutral switch. Like 73astregt posted, most aftermarket shifters have some provision for a neutral safety so all you really have to do is extend the wires a couple of feet.
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Re: relocating park netural switch??

Postby vegon71 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:49 am

Ok sounds like I need to dig into storage items again :? I bought a Hurst quarter stick shifter (used) from a coworker years ago, but im not sure if it has the switch..Ill check today :D
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Re: relocating park netural switch??

Postby vegon71 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:08 am

Great, got my Hurst quarter stick out and it does not have a built in switch :bang:
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Re: relocating park netural switch??

Postby spencerforhire » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:57 am

There must be some provision for a park/neutral safety on the Hurst Quarterstick; all aftermarket shifters have them, street of race. You might have to order one from Hurst; this pic might not be the exact one, but they are available.
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The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
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Re: relocating park netural switch??

Postby v8astregt » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:22 pm

That's not the switch used in a Hurst 1/4 stick, though common in many other shifters.

The Quarterstick uses this switch.
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There is also the optional microswitch inside the above switch that turns the backup lights on.
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Re: relocating park netural switch??

Postby vegon71 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:48 pm

Maby I just didnt look hard enough :oops: That last pic looks like it could be hidden in there pretty easy,,,ill look tomorrow (with the cover off) :P
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