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Transmission Gurus, Question on Shoebox Ford 3 speed what broke?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Russco, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,132

    Russco
    Member
    from Central IL

    A friend has a 51 Ford V8 non OD and today about a block from home he said it broke. I went by there thinking it was probably linkage related and what I found is that it will shift into all gears normally and shifts feel right but while in first or reverse it will clunk loudly and jump out of gear, if you put it back into gear it will move about 1 foot and do it again. It seems like perhaps its one revolution of the gear inside and it knocks it out of gear again. 2nd and 3rd gear works normally. I suspect maybe a broken tooth on the cluster? Any ideas Thanks.
     
  2. JohnEvans
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,883

    JohnEvans
    Member
    from Phoenix AZ

    Cluster or 1st reverse slider.
     
  3. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,138

    dan c
    Member

    if you're lucky it's the reverse idler. have you priced a cluster gear lately?
     
  4. raengines
    Joined: Nov 6, 2010
    Posts: 227

    raengines
    Member
    from pa.

    was always 2nd and cluster in mine, 11 of them :mad:
    (I was young then, what can I say)
     

  5. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 938

    scrubba
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    Next to a cluster gear , price a syncronizer assembly complete . scrubba
     
  6. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,132

    Russco
    Member
    from Central IL

    Thanks guys he found a complete take out tranny so he is going to have it checked out and if its good (they took it out for an automatic) and swap it out.

    Would the reverse Idler kick it out of 1st too?
     
  7. JohnEvans
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,883

    JohnEvans
    Member
    from Phoenix AZ

    First-reverse SLIDER !! Rev idler will only cause issues in reverse.
     

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