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Big D
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From: WELLS, NEVADA
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posted 10-21-2002 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We are still tweaking the Cable Clutch adjustment on my new T-5 conversion.. All the gears shift smooth and easy except 3rd.. Seems to grind going into it no matter what RPMs you try or what speed..

Could it be clutch ?? Shifter Adjustment ?? or Syncros ?? Are there any sure cure tests before I tear it apart to check the syncros..

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-21-2002 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
T-5's are notorious for self destructing 3rd gear synchros Don. Sorry, but that's probably it.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 10-21-2002 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it was clutch related, all the gears should be hard to shift.Sorry, but I think a teardown is required.

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Big D
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posted 10-22-2002 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys,, That is what I supspected.. Well,, got all winter to make it right..

Don

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-25-2002 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Throw a C4 in it!

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Big D
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posted 10-26-2002 02:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,,

I would but my shifter & cable clutch won't work with the C-4..

Don

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-27-2002 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then toss them too!

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