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22GT, why do you keep referencing the 69 and later shifters? This is a 66 coupe. The problem is he has a green dot shifter in the car. He needs to swap to a 67/68 shifter. I had the exact same issue when I bought my car. I thought the Tranny was bad until I realized it had a later model valve body.

Compare the shifter posted above to this one:



You can clearly see the difference in the shift pattern.
 

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Here's a little more info on the issue. The 65-66 Cruisimatic Transmissions are often called "Green dot Tranny's" because the shifter did not follow the standard PRND2L pattern. Instead that had a small white and a Large Green dot on the shifter. The pattern was PRN White dot, Green dot, L

This is how the manual described them:



The shifter was designed to allow the driver to start in the White dot on ice roads then shift back to the Green dot once up to speed. In 67 Ford reverted to the standard PRND2L design. The shifter you have is a clearly a 66 Green dot shifter. Check Ebay or your fav Mustang dealer for a used 67/68 shifter.
 
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