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Re: My 3 on the tree is acting up!
Spotbiltxo #1374973 Thu Aug 27 2020 02:34 AM
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Barnfind,

Last time I looked at it, the linkage looked correct. We discussed the possibility of the aluminum box wearing out causing sloppy shifting.

Chris

Re: My 3 on the tree is acting up!
Spotbiltxo #1375130 Fri Aug 28 2020 01:40 PM
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I’m going to check the fluid level and shifter linkage this weekend. Those are the two areas you guys seem to think are most likely causing the problem. Thanks for all the input and for trying to help me. I appreciate it!


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: My 3 on the tree is acting up!
Spotbiltxo #1375204 Sat Aug 29 2020 12:56 AM
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Put trans in neutral so both levers on the trans are in detent in the middle. Loosen both the jam nuts on the top of the rods. Pull up and down on the shifter in the truck and move it back and forth slightly to find the best position where you feel it go full travel without hitting the “gate” or running into the shift index slot. Then tighten both nuts and see if its any better. Sometimes you gotta really look at it and understand how its moving to get it just right. Also definitely make sure the clutch is disengaging 100% or your never gonna have smooth shifts just worn out trannys. Push the clutch in and pop it into 2nd gear(its synchronized) then leave the clutch in and put it into neutral again for a sec then try 1st or reverse. If it grinds you got clutch issues. When you drop it in 2nd it will stop all rotation and then goin to neutral it shouldn’t spin the input again and let you glide right into any gear. If not look at your clutch adjustments.

Yes it could also be slop in the shift box or linkages but i’ve wrenched on some sloppy ones especially c10’s and I have always got them to shift without jamming up at least while I drove them around.

Last edited by Barnfind49; Sat Aug 29 2020 12:59 AM.
Re: My 3 on the tree is acting up!
Spotbiltxo #1375310 Sun Aug 30 2020 02:12 AM
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Thanks for the procedure Barnfind49. I’ll be working on it tomorrow after church.


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: My 3 on the tree is acting up!
Spotbiltxo #1375470 Tue Sep 01 2020 05:13 AM
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I was too busy hauling compost last weekend to work on adjusting the linkage, but I’ll do my best to do it this weekend. Just wanted to give an update.


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: My 3 on the tree is acting up!
Spotbiltxo #1375687 Thu Sep 03 2020 03:14 AM
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Come to Biffs! We can do it in the parking lot!

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