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1964 Mustang C4 Transmission Linkage Issue

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I purchased my 64 Mustang last fall and have just gotten around to checking out the mechanical side of the vehicle and have found that the shifter linkage rod that I have for a 1964 Mustang does not reach from the transmission to the shifter. I know the linkage bar is correct, but not sure what this means about the transmission. The engine is not original so I assume the transmission is not either. The vehicle has the 170ci with the C4 transmission. I was told the engine came out of a Falcon, but am not 100% sure. Do I need more than the linkage rod to connect the shifter to the transmission? Do I need an aftermarket shifter instead of the original? Or is this a different C4 transmission and I need to do something else? Thanks for any help
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Last fall? Well what took you so long...:shigrin

First order of business will be identifying exactly which C4 you have. You will need the part number which is cast above the shift linkage on the driver side. If it starts with a C then it's from the 60's and if it starts with a D then it's from the 70's. Then next number will identify which year C8 would be 68 and D0 would be 70...etc...

Here is a link which has a ton of info about C4's and any other Ford tranny you can think of. You should be able to narrow things down quite a bit...

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As far as the linkage goes, here is a picture of how mine is. The picture is kind of blurry but it should give you and idea. There is a shoulder bolt which attaches to the shift lever and that bolts to the linkage arm. There are a couple of washers and bushings that go into it. It's held on by a nut on the outside and a on a cotter pin on the inside...

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