<VV> LM Shifter Adjustment
Fri, 13 Aug 2004 07:36:39 -0700
At 07:09 AM 8/13/2004 -0700, Brown, Douglas T CIV NAVAIR DEPT wrote:
>I recently bought a '65 convertible and it doesn't want to shift into
>reverse. Is there an adjustment in the linkage to correct this, or do I
>need to replace the coupling and pin? Is it in Bob Helt's book? I have
>that, but haven't had the time to look.
>'67 Crown Corv8
>'65 Monza 140 Convert.
Start with replacing the pin and check the shifter fork for slop at the
transmission shifter shaft. That fork might need to be replaced also or
brazed and drilled to fit. Next, and this is the big cure once you have
done the rest, is to check Richard Finch's book "How to Keep Your Corvair
Alive" and his fix by adding a bracket at the front of the shifter tube to
properly center and locate the shifter tube. It is a simple piece with a
hole in the center and locating holes for mounting. Most likely one of
these will correct this and make your shifting more positive.