Three on the floor, totally non-synchro, it seems to me was the norm in the '30's. I think it was Borg-Warner in the late 30's which put a three on the floor - synchro on 2nd and 3rd (though not 1st) - into a late 30's Chevrolet. There is a General Motors / Chevrolet (originally produced) Youtube video out there about this. It shows a youngish woman with gloves - women's gloves - trying out the car, showing how easily she was shifting the longish floor shifter as she went down a hill... first upshifting to 2nd then to 3rd... then shifting down, presumably, to assist the brakes on the down-gradient. The shift pattern is left and back (down) for first; across the lock and to the upper right for 2nd. Then directly down for third. Reverse was above 1st (and no lockout, BTW). H pattern.
Oh, the Youtube? Here it is:
Skip forward to the 2:50 point... and then up to the 8:19 mark...
Some of the first Mustangs, both 6- and 8 cyl. - were avail. with 3 on the floor, synchro in at least 2nd and 3rd. That was the "std" trans. Automatic and four-speed manual were options. No on the tree transmissions were available.
I am putting a new thread for OVT for the sole purpose of consolidating a couple of messages I receive, requesting that I help them to reach Rafa for their new tune. Simply post with the following:
Car Model and Year
I will acknowledge your post here and immediately forward it...
My little brother surprised us with it, let us know what things to look out for and what the best mods for it are :)! Been really wanting another project car and this deal was so good that my 15 year old little brother used his saved up money to buy it LOL!