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dark7068
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posted 11-10-2003 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an '80 Fairmont with a 3+OD 4 speed standard tranny and doing a clutch change on it, and want to know if there's a shufter improver kit or bushings out there for these trannys, thanx

Rick

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KULTULZ
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posted 11-11-2003 04:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it a internal or external shift? If external, I am sure you can buy or adapt a HURST shifter and their metal shift arm bushings for it.

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dark7068
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posted 11-11-2003 04:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sorry, its internal shift, thanx.

Rick

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KULTULZ
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posted 11-11-2003 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an older magazine article that details putting a regular Toploader geartrain in one of these aluminum casings. It describes modifying certain internal pieces to stiffen the gearshift lever. Are you able to go into one? I will mail you a copy if you like.

Just E-Mail me your address.

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dark7068
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posted 11-11-2003 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanx, but Im doing a clutch change on it, and its snowing and need to get this thing back together in the next day or 2. Thanx alot for the offer. I'll stick with sloppy shifting till summer

Rick

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falcon64
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posted 11-11-2003 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick,
Had this site bookmarked for T-10 parts, but they have stuff for many others. Not positive it will help, but it's worth a look. Good luck!

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dark7068
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posted 11-11-2003 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sorry but I dont see a link

Rick

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falcon64
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posted 11-12-2003 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick,
Sorry, I always knew I wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed!

Here's that link.
http://www.drivetrain.com/

[This message has been edited by falcon64 (edited 11-12-2003).]

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dark7068
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posted 11-12-2003 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanx, I emailed to see if they have a shifter kit.

Rick

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KULTULZ
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posted 11-13-2003 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you just want to put it back to stock specs, the parts should still be available from FORD as these transmissions were popular in the ECONOLINE/PICKUP series for years.

You can stop by the parts room and ask them to burn you an illustration and it will show you how the internal shift mechanism works. Of course, the correct shop manual would be useful also.

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dark7068
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posted 11-14-2003 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
man I swear that the guys at the ford parts place are on crack, or dont know how to look stuff up.

Anyways, he said nothing is available, its obsolete, same as with everything else Ive asked for. I take in a part number and get them to order it, and be done with it. Can anyone find me a part number for the shifter bushing so I can go in and give him the part number. Thanx

RIck

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KULTULZ
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posted 11-15-2003 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will be away for most of the day but will try and give you the PN's or a parts source tonight.

Did he actually look in the CDP or did he just roll his eyes?

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KULTULZ
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posted 11-15-2003 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK...The bushing that wears the most is called the Gearshift Dampener Bushing and is located to the rear of the shift rail.

It has been discontinued but -Green Sales- shows having seven in stock.

The PN is D9BZ 7K453-B.

You need to ask that parts man for an illustration (parts blow-up) of the transmission and purchase a service manual to show you how to replace this bushing (and check for anything else that might be wrong).

[This message has been edited by KULTULZ (edited 11-16-2003).]

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dark7068
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posted 11-15-2003 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanx alot for the part number. I have a manual and illustration of the tranny already.

The parts guy actually DID look and said obsolete

I really appricate the help.

Rick

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KULTULZ
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posted 11-16-2003 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey! I know how it is...

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