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Gear Shift Control Assembly
#1317593 Sat Jul 13 2019 01:50 PM
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Hi Everyone,

I've got a question about assembling the gear shift control, but first the specifics. The truck is a 1953 Chevy 3100 with the original 3 speed transmission and column shifter. The FAM does not show my exact application, but does show one that is close. I've included a close up of that page. The drawing shows the following parts in order of assembly as the crank, followed by the spring, a washer and the lock. Based on the drawing, I think I have the crank oriented correctly on the shaft and based on the wear ring on the crank, it appears that the cone shaped spring goes on with the small side against the crank. My question revolves around the lock. It appears as though the lock (it's a washer really) rides in the groove cut into the shaft and is only held in place by the tension created by the spring. Is that correct? If not, how is it secured to the shaft? As it sits now, it looks like a good bump in the road could cause it to come off. I'm including some pics to show the order of assembly and how it looks on the bell housing. As always, thanks in advance for your help.

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FAM Sheet Close up small size.png (2.84 MB, 94 downloads)
gear shift assembly parts.jpg (242.84 KB, 89 downloads)
gearshift assemlby on bell housing.jpg (133.85 KB, 86 downloads)
gear shift assembly close up.jpg (118.56 KB, 88 downloads)

Mike

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Re: Gear Shift Control Assembly
Gray_Ghost #1317697 Sun Jul 14 2019 07:51 PM
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Looking at your third photo, the "washer" to which you refer, needs to be bent downward slightly to keep it from falling off. You can simply hit the raised pimple on the left side of the "washer" with a small hammer until the top of the pimple is level with the end of the shaft.
Carl

Re: Gear Shift Control Assembly
52Carl #1317712 Sun Jul 14 2019 09:59 PM
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Carl,

I wouldn't have thought of that! Now I understand why the FAM calls it a lock.... Not my brightest moment.


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1953 3100
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Re: Gear Shift Control Assembly
Gray_Ghost #1317732 Mon Jul 15 2019 01:01 AM
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You have no idea how dim my light bulb was prior to March 2010. That's when I found this site. Now I know everything!
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