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Old 06-04-2020, 12:34 PM   #2381 (permalink)
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37 is about where my Mustang would get its best MPG.

I forgot to say: the car in question in the book is a '39 Ford pickup. Probably 3 on the tree?

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Old 06-04-2020, 12:43 PM   #2382 (permalink)
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Unpossible. 1939 was the last year of the floor shift. It was a popular conversion for later Fords. ...and Fad Ts.
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Conversions from floor to tree? Interesting.


I've never had the pleasure of trying an anything-on-the-tree manual vehicle. Would like to though.
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:57 PM   #2384 (permalink)
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Conversions from floor to tree? Interesting.
Other way around. Column shifters were less precise due to all the linkage.

The only real advantage to a column shift was at the drive-in movies.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:38 PM   #2385 (permalink)
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Conversions from floor to tree? Interesting.


I've never had the pleasure of trying an anything-on-the-tree manual vehicle. Would like to though.
I drove a '67 Ford Bronco from 1984 until 1996. 3 on the tree. Averaged about 10 MPG. I miss it a little more than my tonsils. It was fun to drive.
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The only real advantage to a column shift was at the drive-in movies.
And thus the popularity conversions.
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Had factory 3 on the tree on a 78 dodge tradesman. Other advantage was sleeping on the front seat (related to freebeards drive in comment?)
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When you see this and wonder if you could make your own AdBlue:

Jeez, you're as bad as the drivers I used to work with who thought the tank on the truck was a port-a-potty.

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