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Offline brightgoldboss

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A fix for 3 rd. gear issues
« on: August 17, 2018, 06:41:19 pm »
       Some of us have experienced the disappointment of our transmission / shifter not staying put in 3 rd. gear.  I have an easy fix for this issue, for a
    transmissions that are in good condition, but develop this issue after a rebuild / restoration.
       
       I have had a machine shop machine some new bolts to the correct length to keep the proper tension on the detent.  You remove the 9/16 ths. hex
   head bolt between the two shift levers [ 3 rd. & 4 th. / & reverse ] & replace with the new bolt. You may want to clean the threads in the case, & use some thread sealer to stop any potential oil leek.  $ 7 shipped to the lower 48  [ 2 bolts for $ 10.50 ]
                               You can send a check to  Jim Cenedella
                                                                 28 Jefferson St.
                                                                Milford, MA. 01757    or PayPal  jackshaft@earthlink.net
                                                                                                                 Thanks,   Jimmy

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Re: A fix for 3 rd. gear issues
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 05:29:02 am »
Isn't that a the result of "missing the check ball" at the top of the case (under the cover) too?????

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Re: A fix for 3 rd. gear issues
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 07:41:08 am »
      No,  The Lazy top cover spring controls the 1st. & 2 nd. gear detent, which is far less likely to encounter a problem, dew to the longer / wider syncro. hub & slider.   The problem with 3 rd. gear was caused when FORD did a cost-reduction, & changed the design of the shift rails & detents.  They made 5 changes after
                      the 1 st. design which ran from 1964 to 1968.  The first, is still the Best, but the new bolt will save you from a tear-down, & $
                                                                                                                                                                                         Jimmy

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Re: A fix for 3 rd. gear issues
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 08:36:42 am »
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Re: A fix for 3 rd. gear issues
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 02:14:52 am »
has anyone tried
 this if so did it work? thanks