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Just picked up a pretty nice 84 with a 3.0 conversion. The exhaust was a complete mess, but upon putting it on the rack, I noticed this in the shift linkage. Thoughts?
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Obviously I will correct the terrible welds, but it appears the rod was lengthened for some reason
 

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Did they change the TA linkage and then had to modify the rod? I had to do this when putting a Milano LSD TA in an Alfetta albeit a little neater.
 

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Ahhh maybe. It has an lsd and a 3.0. So maybe. But it was done poorly for sure. Seems to shift ok. Thanks!!
 

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Yeah, the GTV6 got the isostatic linkage in '86 at least...maybe '85. It's a nice improvement over the older shifter provided the bushings etc. at the transmission end are in good shape.

I weld like crap and even I'd be embarrassed by that one! Should be pretty easy to make prettier, though. Or maybe Larry at Alfa Parts Exchange has a good GTV isostatic link.
 

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Lol. Ok cool. Yes my 8-year old daughter can weld better than that. The whole exhaust looks like that too. It’s all going in the bin
 

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When I installed a Platinum LSD tranny in my 84 GTV6 we (RJ & myself) replaced the isostatic imput shaft with one from a GTV6 tranny. There was no need to weld anything. IMO the early GTV6 shifter is preferable to the Iso type and I had two Milano's.
 
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I don't recognize where this is on the car. A wild guess is that this is the center track rod.
Although he doesn't bother to say, I think he is talking about a 84 trans axel car.
 

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The welding is required if you use the shifter from an earlier non-isostatic car with the rear linkage at the transaxle from an isostatic shifter car.
 

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Yes sorry! its an 84 GTV6. I am new to Alfas, so I am not well-versed on what they may have been trying to accomplish. Sadly familiar with "Previous Owner Syndrome" that we see all the time in my shop. With the early 911's though, I already know what to look for and can deduce what someone was trying to do...Flying blind with this at the moment, but learning is the joy
 
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