Hey guys. I got a 51 Ford F1 from hell in the shop, been pretty well cobbled together over years and I been trying to sort thru it all so I can get it out of here and the owner can drive it. It's got a 3 speed floor shift behind the flathead the owner bought to replace the 4 speed that was in it. He installed it with a new motor. Shifter just flops around like a loose noodle, I finally got it in a gear (not sure which other then a forward) but then it stuck in that gear no matter where the shifter went. Pulled the lever, looked down inside. The top of then first/ reverse shift fork is about 4" down from the cup/pin in the tower, 2nd/3rd is about 2 3/4" down. The end of the shifter is about 4 1/2" from the ball, that jives with 2/3. Now I'm not a tranny guy but I don't see how this would work. I'm I correct to assume he bought a pos tranny that needs to come back out? Least I was able to see it was stuck in 2nd and was able to get it into neutral with a long screwdriver and can roll it again.