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65darkhorse
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posted 09-30-2002 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, a few weeks ago, when I finally managed to take my car for a pseudo-legal spin around the old block, I coulda sworn the car chattered or hopped when I let 1st gear out. I think I was going in a straight line, not round a turn. What could this be ... tranny or rear end ? minor or lethal ?
TIA, Nic.

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johnmustang
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posted 09-30-2002 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 65darkhorse:
ok, a few weeks ago, when I finally managed to take my car for a pseudo-legal spin around the old block, I coulda sworn the car chattered or hopped when I let 1st gear out. I think I was going in a straight line, not round a turn. What could this be ... tranny or rear end ? minor or lethal ?
TIA, Nic.

Sounds to me like it could be a weak clutch or pressure plate , or , as simple as needing an adjustment. I am sure the experienced tranny guy`s can help you with this , more than I can , but , when it happened to my 68 it was clutch and pressure plate combo that caused it . Swapped them both out , now goes as smooth as a babies bottom.

JOHN

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Pierre
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posted 10-01-2002 06:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65darkhorse:
ok, a few weeks ago, when I finally managed to take my car for a pseudo-legal spin around the old block, I coulda sworn the car chattered or hopped when I let 1st gear out. I think I was going in a straight line, not round a turn. What could this be ... tranny or rear end ? minor or lethal ?
TIA, Nic.

This sounds more like a clutch system issue, rear end (limited slip only) chatters when turning tight (when the limited slip slips )

In complement to John's response, it could also be:
throwout bearing binding/Broken on transmission input shaft
Linkage adjustement
greasy dust or oil on Disk/flywheel

This sounds more like a clutch system issue, rear end (limited slip only) chatters when turning tight (when the limited slip slips )

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mustangboy
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posted 10-01-2002 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to the things already mentioned look for broken or loose motor or and tranny mounts.

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Jeff
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posted 10-01-2002 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ninety percent its clutch chatter. What happens when you torque up in first gear is the engine moves excessively pulling the z-bar clutch linkage with it and hence disengaging your clutch. As the torque is released, the engine drops down into normal position so the clutch engages properly. This action repeats and causes BAD chatter! There are several cures but the quickest is to install Lakewood Muscle motor mounts. These are '66 style mounts so you'll need the '66 frame brackets as well as the mounts for your '65. Other solutions are:

a. Engine straps or cables around mounts
b. Hydraulic clutch linkage
c. Cable clutch linkage
d. TCP Motor Mounts

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65darkhorse
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posted 10-03-2002 04:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all your suggestions. I'll check them out when I get back to the US in 3 weeks.

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