Rodney Dickman sells a "manual look" auto shift arm. There's also at least one, and maybe more, members here who have shortened their auto shifters, and might even modify them, but their screenames escape me right now...
Posts: 930 From: Fort Worth,TX Registered: Sep 2008
I know we have a few threads about the B&M shifters. I don't recall seeing GTP shifters mentioned in the last couple of years, however. The detents will be in the right place for any 440-T$, 4T60E, 4T65E or 4T65E-HD, so that would be in your favor. You might also consider the shifters from later Corvettes, since they put their 4L60E in the back starting in '97, until they went 6L80E for I think '07. I don't think a 6L80E version would do you much good. Also consider raiding a '93-up Firebird or Camaro.
Posts: 11277 From: Champaign, IL Registered: Aug 2003
The shifters from a FWD application have the cable brackets to the front vs. the rear ones that fiero uses. That being said, I think Rickady88GT used a GTP/MCSS shifter in his LS4 swap and just got a really long shifter cable so it could run the front and then loop back to the rear.
Posts: 31102 From: Long Beach Registered: Jan 2001
I used a small pipe that would slide over the stock shaft and mounted a manual shift nob on it. When I pushed down on the knob it would push the lock so I could shift. That was a long time ago and I doubt I will be able to find any pictures, but it wasn't hard to do.
Mike Gonzalez Member
Posts: 5093 From: Colorado Springs, CO. USA Registered: Jul 2001
Used a GTP shifter in mine, needed alot of modifying to make it work, it was wayyyy too tall, I think I took 3-4" off it. I also used a shift cable from a 4T65E car although I dont know what model. The cable was long enough to go under the stereo console, loop back and go to the engine compartment where it had plenty left to follow the outside perimiter to the trans and I didn't need to modify the shift bracket or lever at all.
Jan 2nd, 2011
Posts: 946 From: Danville, IL, USA Registered: Jul 2005
We have these in all of our fieros!! Each one a different color!! I just had to order a new one for my 88, I had one of the original ones that didn't have the top button for the automatic but the entire ball pushed down and now it's not engaging the safety lockout in the steering column... (more or less I think that's what it was... lol)
Dang Amethyst, you must be awfully unlucky to never score a stick shift Fiero. Sincere condolences.
Actually we do have a stick shift... my son owns it.
Been a long time since I've driven a stick shift... fieros aren't so forgiving on the clutch getting going as a 351 mustang!! lol Those were the days!! I learned some important lessons back then... you don't down shift going up a hill... when the clutch goes out... gravity rules!! (Same hill) Oh yeah, a broomstick makes a wonderful makeshift alignment tool when replacing clutches!! What else?? Oh yeah, there's just enough room between the front seats to... never mind... I was a lot skinnier back then... laugh...
Nowadays I'm quite content with an automatic... if I feel the need to handle a stick, I'll just go find Max!!
Thank you craigsfiero2007, glad to be of some assistance!!
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