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Well, I did cam break-in in July, and I'm now driving the car to car shows. Even though I serviced it per your instructions and put in a pit pack to replace the bushings, it still gets stuck between gears as before. I adjusted each shifter rod per instructions. Any idea what is going on?
If the shifter went back together well and the rods are not hitting each other, I would suspect its an internal transmission problem. I would look specifically at the shift rods, detents, and springs to ensure they are in good serviceable condition. Maybe at the shift dogs that the levers bolt on too. Not a tough job but it requires some intricate disassembly that may be beyond the capabilities of a person not familiar with this transmission.
 

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Great article! There are some youtube videos on this, but personally I find it easier to refer to a series of photos and instructions like this. I'm in the middle of rebuilding mine right now.


The only thing I would like to add is that for the various shims and levers, I went to Harbor Freight and bought a cheap electric engraver for $8. I used it to put a small number (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) at the top of each piece as I removed it from the stack, before dumping it in the bucket of parts cleaner. This will insure that I not only get them all back in the right order, but they will also be flipped the same way. Obviously the direction is important for the levers. Not sure for the shims, but this takes the guesswork out.


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