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jammin james
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted April 06, 2003 05:58 PM  
have a 76 firebird with stock 350,saginaw 3 speed and racing 2 lever shifter, last night in hot laps slipped out of gear 3 times ran a bungie cord the rest of the night and it helped.the shifter has adjustments but i'm not sure the positions its in now .run 3rd gear thanks

pit_boss
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted April 06, 2003 06:20 PM  
I am no expert on trannys, but it sounds like a worn sincronizer in the trans. I had a four speed that used to pop out of gear all the time,and that was the problem on that one, not unless the way its mounted the body flexes and pulls it out of gear. just my thoughts~~~~~~~~Jim

ford5
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 711
posted April 06, 2003 07:50 PM  
does it pop out on accel or decell? do you have a pilot bushing? ..ford5

jammin james
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted April 06, 2003 08:08 PM  
right at time of acceleration when noticed so it stayed in gear to slow the car into the corner. the thought of the body flexing seemed to be a possibility.but so does bad sync. just pulled the tranny out of a truck that we never seen run.

outlawstock17
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Total posts: 1363
posted April 06, 2003 08:46 PM  
it sounds like a bent shifting fork.

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted April 06, 2003 09:17 PM  
it is possible that you have worn out bearings on the cluster shaft. This would let the teeth run partially out of engagement and then jump out of gear. SLEEPY

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