My Mach has a 351 with an FMX.It shifts firm and runs great,but the shifter is as loose as a goose.Sloppy damn thing!Should I fix it?Or should I replace with a B&M or other shifter?Are the B&M shifters or others that much better?
I don't like the B&M shifters. Not the way they look and not the way they shift. I hate going to look at a car and peeking in the window and seeing one. I just took one out. But then I don't race or street drag and I'm not real worried about missing a manually shifted automatic shift because I would rarely shift an auto myself.
It really depends on what you like. I like B&M shifters, but I'm not sure I would put one in a 69 Mach 1. If the car is Built, I would do it. If it is pretty much stock, I would fix the other. I don't think a B&M will bolt rite in, so you will be adding some holes to your trans tunnel. You might regret doing that later.
If your car is otherwise stock i would just rebuild the stock shifter, if its modded or you dont care about originality go form the b&m shifter. i have a b&m shifter in my 67 and it is awesome, i love the ratcheting, you can slap it foward as hard as you want and not misshift it.. right now mine is missing a pin so i cant get it into first but... thats easily fixed, they are great producrs and i love them.. go for it