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sigtauenus
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From: Beaufort, SC
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posted 03-31-2002 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After I changed my clutch a week or so, I checked the Hurst linkage because before the clutch change it would pop out of 2nd and 4th when I let off the gas. Dad had told me that was a symptom of the clutch needing changed, and since the clutch was going, it made sense.

Anyhow, I broke out the old Hurst installation instructions, and it turns out that in neutral I could put the nail-like key through all 3 rods at the bottom of the shifter no problem, and it shifts freely, so actually no adjustment was needed, according to the set-up instructions. However, even with the new clutch its still popping out of 2nd and 4th. Not often, but enough to surprise and annoy me.

Any tips?

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-31-2002 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How fresh is that trans, and what model is it? Sounds more like synchros getting tired... just my $.02

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Hemikiller
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posted 03-31-2002 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If this is an Hurst aftermarket unit, the stops on the shifter could be misadjusted. Reason I say this is that the lever is in the same position (down) in both 2nd and 4th. Look to see if there is a 3/8" bolt on the front and rear of the shifter on the main body, up toward the pivot. If this bolt has vibrated in, it will not allow the synchro hubs to engage fully and lock in gear. Otherwise, it sounds like you may have a broken detent or worn synchros.

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Gary
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posted 03-31-2002 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The key gets you in the ballpark, I still had to adjust the rods a tread or two to make it shift just right along with adjusting the stops. Set the stops first as per instructions and go from there

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sigtauenus
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posted 03-31-2002 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll check the stops. Probably not synchros, its only about 40-50k on rebuild.

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Gary
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posted 04-01-2002 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another thing, have you recently replaced the shifter boot? Mine is new and found before it stretched out alittle from use it would pull on the shift handle enough to pop the shifter out of first and third sometimes.
The main problem with mine on that issue was the shift handle was not dead centered in the factory tranny hole on the floor with the 528cid engine swap, I used the correct shifter plate but still was off abit. Also note in your instuctions section pertaining to reverse shift rod, in some cases it needs the end cut off for clearence. If the rods are binding at some point you may not be getting full en-gaugement into one or more gear/s.

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