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289 Rod
Journeyman

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From: Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 12-19-2001 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289 Rod   Click Here to Email 289 Rod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got into my car after driving it earlier today and to my amazement I have no reverse gear anymore.

-Any reccomendations on what it should be?

Personally I have not checked and I think it lost its linkage because when I put it into reverse which is top left I feel nothing holding it. Plus when I put it to top left getting thru the lock out I can shift the handle down as if going into second.

-I have never touched a tranny...yet I can turn a wrench when it comes to an engine. What should I be warned about or know before heading into unknow territory?

Thanks in advance.

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'65 Mustang Black/Black Pony Interior
289 4V 4 speed Manual
Weiand Dual Plane,AFR 165cc, Comp Cam Pro Magnum Rocker Arms, 3.55 Rearend

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kcode
Gearhead

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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 12-19-2001 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like you said, it sounds like it simple linkage related or one of the two bolts that hold the shifter to the tranny has come loose and the whole shifter housing is rotating.

Mike

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289 Rod
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From: Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
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posted 12-20-2001 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289 Rod   Click Here to Email 289 Rod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay dokey... I went under the car with a flash light the rod is missing for the reverse lever. Wow just need to put one back on. Is that all? I will go out tomorrow for the parts if that is what needs to get done. Amazing!

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'65 Mustang Black/Black Pony Interior
289 4V 4 speed Manual
Weiand Dual Plane,AFR 165cc, Comp Cam Pro Magnum Rocker Arms, 3.55 Rearend, 2.5 inch exhaust with headers and loud!

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