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Hey guys,

I've finally picked up my dream project - a '69 1800S. It has what I believe is a B20B (the B20A was not sold in the US to my knowledge) but it has a single Weber rather than twin SU's. I'm really excited about it, but I noticed one thing. The transmission doesn't have a shifter in it. I thought I saw one in the big box of spare parts that came with the car, but it appears I was wrong. Searching, I can't find a shifter for sale - aftermarket or OEM. Can I transplant a Hurst on top, or what's the best fix for this?
 

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No shifter - as in the cover for the transmission is missing? You won't fine new OEM or aftermarket covers with the shift mechanism. There are probably some owners on Swedespeed that have more than one gearbox hanging around and might be prepared to sell you one which you could salvage the shift mechanism from.
 

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142Guy is correct, but he didn't mention that the much more common shifter from an Amazon won't work--you need one from an 1800. You might want to try NOHOME, who is doing an 1800ES restomod, and has a couple of spare drivetrains. His name is Peter; you can PM him as NOHOME from this website. He lives in New London, Ontario. He's a good guy, and he won't try to gouge you.

If Peter can't help, I suggest Joe Lazenby in Pennsylvania. He runs a used Volvo spares business, so he will necessarily be more expensive--but nevertheless fair. There are others around the country, so don't hesitate to ask if Pete or Joe don't work out. BTW, where are you geographically? I have a spare M41, but unfortunately it is configured for an Amazon, and won't work on your car.
 

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DC is correct that the top cover and shift mechanism from the Amazon and early 140s won't fit (well it will fit the box- it just wont fit the car!), unless you want a very oddly located shift lever. However, the later 140s from 1972 (I think) and on also got a rear mounted shifter like the 1800. It might be worth while checking to see whether a box from the later 140s would fit.

There are a bunch of 1800 specialist vendors. Many of them have salvage parts so I don't think you are going to have trouble tracking down the required parts. If you want more of a challenge sourcing parts, dump the 1800 and get a 140 series!
 
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