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Dodge A100 shift linkage bushings

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kiljoy, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. kiljoy
    Joined: Mar 4, 2010
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    i recently purchased a 1969 dodge A100 pnl van with the 225 slant 6/ 3 speed column shift manual. i was wondering if anyone knows a place to buy new linkage bushings or another way to tighten things up. right now it shifts super sloppy and binds when going into 2nd sometimes. i have done many searches and havnt been able to turn up anything.
     
  2. kiljoy
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    this is the van, (not that it matters)
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  3. oldcarfart
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    Try things like wire hole grommets, hurst shifter bushings, etc. think outta da box.
     
  4. I had a 1966 A100 many years ago (1982). I was able to buy the linkage bushings at NAPA but Burgender Dodge in Bridgeville, PA also sold the bushings. Check with long time dealer, you might get lucky.
     
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  5. kiljoy
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    sounds like a good place to start looking. if worse comes to worse i will just make my own out of some derlin or something but it would be allot nicer to find some off the shelf.
     
  6. Bearing specialists are a good place to get the bronze bushings Chrysler used in the sixties. They are cheap enough to keep some extras as they wear out after a few thousand shifts.
     
  7. kiljoy
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    do you happen to have a link to Bearing specialists. i did some Google searching but nothing really turned up. it seems that there should be a kit out there that includes all the bushings. but im just not finding it
     
  8. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    Try adjusting all the linkage before all the work to tighten the holes and rods.
    Check over at vintage-vans.com, they have links to service manuals to show you how, until you get your own manual (always a good idea!)

    AFAIK, no one makes or sells a kit to bush all the shift linkage.
     

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