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  • Transmission / Overdrive: Loose shift rod

    1949 Champion
    Three on the tree Shift rod adjustment issue. Can’t get the shift lever to go up into reverse and first. Stays in 2nd or 3rd gear. Lots of slop in the shift rod movement.
    Is this a typical adjustment issue or....
    Not sure why the shifting went sloppy but in the Springtime a mechanic changed my steering box with column so I believe that the shift rod length was affected when reinstalled on the new column at that time.
    Photos attached show how far the rod has dropped. Just below the steering wheel, The pin with threads on the end is “floating” in the opening of the column bracket.....
    Recommendations?
    Last edited by showbizkid; 09-22-2019, 10:27 PM.

  • #2
    Never thought that the pot metal threads in the upper gearshift shaft bracket, part number 518724 would be stripped.
    Picked up a NOS replacement

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    • #3
      Excellent!!!

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