<VV> Thanks! Fixed! Quick shifter - "Reverse" Found !!!

Charles Lee chaz at properproper.com
Sat Sep 15 18:21:19 EDT 2018

The inside surface of the shift tube bushing looked and felt flat, not worn out.

It seems the longer extension made a larger radius, and rotated the shift tube less, and the shims on the right side tilted the top of the lever to the right, moving the lower end slightly more to the left (and less to the right, toward 3-4, which had more than enough), enough to "reach" reverse.

That was my theory (to shim only the right side), and it seems to have worked?

Charles Lee

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From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of tony.. via VirtualVairs
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:34 AM
To: Charles Lee; 'FrankDuVal'
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Subject: Re: <VV> Thanks! Fixed! Quick shifter - "Reverse" Found !!!

On 9/15/2018 12:56 AM, Charles Lee via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Thanks!  Fixed!
> I put a 3/16" shim on the underside of the shift tube frame (under the
> adapter) to "tilt" the lever a bit to the left, which rotated the shift tube
> enough to find "reverse" - Whew!!!
> I'll post pix on the forum when I clean up and test drive her!

A wallowed out shift tube bushing can cause tedious reverse shifting.  
Been there done that a few times along the way, and yeah a bit of ad hoc 
adjustment can compensate even if the bushing is shot.

Just sayin'


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