<VV> LM Shifter Adjustment

jryall@juno.com jryall@juno.com
Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:44:49 -0400

Check the coupler and pin first.  Replacing these parts may solve your
shifting problem.  There are also plastic bushings in the stock shifter
tube that should be replaced, if they have not been changed already. 
Most Corvair supply houses have kits with improved bushings.  I have used
kits with bronze bushings and had excellent results.  The last item is
this:  I have had several cars in the past that still couldn't shift into
reverse even with the above improvements.  I suspect that the shifter
tube had twisted so that the tang in the back end that located the shift
coupler was no longer in the correct position.  I had someone move the
linkage to reverse, then from under the car I moved the linkage enough
for the transmission to engage reverse.  I then disassembled the linkage
and  flattened the tang and installed the coupler with two clamps.  With
the person in the car holding the shifter in the reverse position, I then
tightened the clamps.  The linkage was now in the correct position to
engage all the gears.  
John Ryall

On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 07:09:36 -0700 "Brown, Douglas T CIV NAVAIR DEPT"
<douglas.t.brown@navy.mil> writes:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Toby Brown
> '67 Crown Corv8
> '65 Monza 140 Convert.

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