Re: '65 426-S Sport Fury 4-Speeds
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Re: '65 426-S Sport Fury 4-Speeds



I'm pretty sure that was the case with all 4-speed cars in 1965, including
the B-bodies (don't know enough about the A-bodies to comment). The
factory stamped floor pan accommodated the 3-speed manual (column shift)
and the Torqueflite, but the floor had to be cut open and the "hump" added
to accommodate the shifter on the 4-speed.

You should have an extra piece of stamped sheet metal covering the hole
they cut in the floor. This piece is stamped with a rectangular opening
surrounded by 8 screw holes where the lower shifter boot attaches (or the
upper boot in the case of bench seat cars). It was welded in and seam
sealer applied similar to where the front and rear floor pans meet under
the rear seat.

I converted my '65 Polara and my brother converted his '65 Belvedere from
727s to 4-speeds. We both had to find the floor pieces from donor cars to
add on to ours and cut the hole in the original pan like the factory did.

Dave Casey

On Tue, January 24, 2017 6:08 pm, 'Joe Godec' via The 1962 to 1965 Mopar
Mail List Clubhouse wrote:
> The group may have noticed that I have been fortunate to have recently
> acquired a 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury with the 426-S ("Commando 426" or
> "Street Wedge," i.e., 426 CID/365 HP) engine and 4-speed that is the
> virtual twin to the one I had back in 1964-1967.  In fact, it was shipped
> from the Hamtramck plant on November 21, 1964, which is the date I took
> delivery of my first '65 in Pueblo, Colorado. At any rate, I have
> maintained an interest in that particular car over the years and picked up
> a few publications about it.  There is one reference, *The Standard
> Catalog of Chrysler 1924-199*0, by John Lee, which speaks about
> the 4-speed transmission with the 426-S costing more than the TorqueFlite
> ($545 versus $483) because they were "factory retrofitted"
> and "installed in cars originally assembled with automatic." This does
> seem to be the case with my car as I have just pulled the 4-speed to have
> it overhauled and the floor board under the console does indeed appear to
> have been cut away, albeit very neatly, but still cut out rather affording
> an opening that was not stamped or pressed.  I am sure the vehicle came
> from the factory with the 4-speed as both the VIN plate and a copy of the
> build card indicate that as being so. Can anyone shed some light on this?
> Joe Godec
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