flight pitch column shifter in 59?

Dedicated to discussion of the synchromesh, variable pitch dynaflow, and flight pitch dynaflow transmissions.

flight pitch column shifter in 59?

Postby HotRod58er » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:48 pm

Hey folks,

Its been a while. Im doing a frame off on my 59 LeSabre and could use some input. I am putting a TH400 switch pitch in my 59 and was told that a flight pitch shifter column from a 58 or 59 would work but I would be without 1st gear which nobody uses anyways. My question is. Are the column shifters for the 58 and 59 flight pitch the same? :?:
Reverance for the past-ensures the future

1997 Buick Riviera (yes its supercharged)
1959 Buick LeSabre 4 door sedan (45,000 original miles)
User avatar
Junior Member
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:06 am

Re: flight pitch column shifter in 59?

Postby RoadMaster75 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:15 am

Hey Hotrod58er

You may not have to go to all that trouble.....

by getting an after market linkage kit, you may be able to simply alter the arc of travel of the
shift lever on the side of the trans. I suspect you'd get it to shift into all the gears, but the indicator
on the existing column would not be lined up with the needle..no big deal ......

I just put a 455 and T400 in a 51 Chevy panel truck. Using an adjustable linkage kit like
from Lokar, etc.... I was able to get all the gears to work with the
no name aftermarket column I used.....

Hope this helps

1958 Roadmaster75 - Unrestored w/ 40,000 orig. miles
1949 Willys-Overland Jeepster - Buick V6 power
1951 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Panel truck - 455 Stage One Buick power
1978 Cadillac Eldorado "Biarrtiz" - 22,500 orig. miles
Junior Member
Posts: 30
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:36 am
Location: kaneville illinois

Re: flight pitch column shifter in 59?

Postby d2_willys » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:53 pm

Think the 59 is different from 58 in the shift indicators, but most of the linkage should be the same.

Have you checked into using 60-72 Chevy Truck 2 link trailing arm suspension? Check hot rods to hell website for the parts.
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:09 am

Return to Transmissions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest