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How much of a tight spot am I in?

Also, how much rotational play should the gear stick have? I can rotate the level between 6 and 7 oclock freely before it reaches the end of its travel. Is that normal?
Alex, I have several of those bearing retainers. E-mail me if you are interested. The pin that locates the stick is probably worn. The pin groove in the stick ball wears, the pin wears and the hole in the transmission top will get egg shaped from the pin. You can widen the groove in the ball and ream the top for a larger pin to tighten everything up.
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Alex, I have several of those bearing retainers. E-mail me if you are interested.
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Mark, I tried to give you reps for offering Alex a quick solution to his broken bearing retainer. But of course, FTE won't allow that until I "spread it around" to those who don't deserve reps.

I swear that's going to drive me away from here for good. And probably there are those who think that would be great...
 
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Thanks Joe! It frustrates me as well. I've tried to give Raytasch and several others here reps numerous times for all the help they have given me, and it tells me the same thing. It is good to see you posting here again!
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Thanks Joe! It frustrates me as well. I've tried to give Raytasch and several others here reps numerous times for all the help they have given me, and it tells me the same thing. It is good to see you posting here again!
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Sorry Alex, but this goes back a ways. Mark, I haven't been around much lately, but I started trying to catch up, and then this thorn in my side pops up again. I complained about it many months ago, but obviously no one in authority gives a damn.
 
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Exactly. But now let's give Alex back his thread.
 
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Alex, I have several of those bearing retainers. E-mail me if you are interested. The pin that locates the stick is probably worn. The pin groove in the stick ball wears, the pin wears and the hole in the transmission top will get egg shaped from the pin. You can widen the groove in the ball and ream the top for a larger pin to tighten everything up.
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PM incoming! Where would I see that stick ball? I assume remove the top shifter plate from the trans and try to look up from the inside? Or is this an external part?

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One way to give reps is just post a thanks in the thread. I think Alex needs a big THANKS for posting this thread and both Joe sand Mark gets one for posting quick help answers.
Alex, this has been an interesting thread to follow also.
 
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Here is a photo of the bearing retainer you need. I have a couple more if this one is cracked.


This is on the transmission I took out of my F4.


Remove this threaded cap that retains the stick.


Place the stick in neutral and it will pull straight out.


Here you can see the ball with the slot for the pin and the pin in the transmission top.


See the wear on the pin. This one is not too bad.
If the slot in the ball is worn and the hole for the pin is sloppy, you can mill the slot to clean it up and ream the hole in the top for a larger pin. IIRC they are pin is 1/4" now, I believe that I have reamed the hole to 5/16" and used a hardened dowel pin for a replacement. The top and stick on this transmission may only need a new pin to fix it. Also, be careful when you pull out the stick, the pin can fall into the transmission.
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Originally Posted by 49fordv8f4 View Post
Here is a photo of the bearing retainer you need. I have a couple more if this one is cracked.


This is on the transmission I took out of my F4.


Remove this threaded cap that retains the stick.


Place the stick in neutral and it will pull straight out.


Here you can see the ball with the slot for the pin and the pin in the transmission top.


See the wear on the pin. This one is not too bad.
If the slot in the ball is worn and the hole for the pin is sloppy, you can mill the slot to clean it up and ream the hole in the top for a larger pin. IIRC they are pin is 1/4" now, I believe that I have reamed the hole to 5/16" and used a hardened dowel pin for a replacement. The top and stick on this transmission may only need a new pin to fix it. Also, be careful when you pull out the stick, the pin can fall into the transmission.
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What do you want for a bearing retainer? Mine is definitely separated haha.

Thanks for the pictures!
 
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How worn does this look? The slot on the ball looks ruined to me but I have nothing to compare it to. Where would I pick up a new ball?
 
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The slot should be straight. The ball is part of the stick.
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The slot should be straight. The ball is part of the stick.
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Are new sticks available anywhere? Anyone selling one?
 
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54 Days Remaining:

Progress:

Bearing on ConRod #5 is solved. Bought a .020" under in and everything is perfect. Looks like that one just wasn't ground the same as the rest.
Replaced as many trans gaskets as I wanted to bother with, brushed, cleaned, and painted the trans.
Need a solution to the loose shifter and it's all going back together.

Finalized last coat of POR15 on the front half of the frame.
Fixed the sprung drivers door with a combo of wooden block, crowbar, and big mallet. Need to adjust the latch but otherwise done.
New motor mounts installed.

This week I'll install the battery tray and battery, drop the new clutch in, assemble the drivetrain, and drop it in the frame.
My month off of work starts 4/13 so thats when things kick into high gear.

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