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by Jeff Brown
November 27th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift

Come to think of it, I just had it idling for a few minutes when I tried it. I'll give it another shot before I pull the top off!

Thanks

Jeff
by Jeff Brown
November 25th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift

Thanks Kim, yes I've come to the conclusion I'll have to take the top off it and look inside. If I had a dollar for every time I've taken the floorboards off I'd be rich! It'll have to wait a couple of weeks but I'll let you know what I find.

Jeff
by Jeff Brown
November 24th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift

Hi Kim, I am pretty sure it did as it shifted into all gears on the bench. Not sure what you could get wrong assembling it anyway, as the parts can really only go in one way.

Jeff
by Jeff Brown
November 24th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift

I machined up some pins and fitted them this morning and they have made a huge difference. All the gear positions are a lot easier to find and the lever movement is a lot more positive. Except that I still cannot get it to mesh in reverse. I am pretty sure I have the latch engaging OK and the gear i...
by Jeff Brown
November 23rd, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift

Thanks Neil, good info, I saw those pins in the parts list but didn't know where they went!

Jeff
by Jeff Brown
November 23rd, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift

Thanks Bob - didn't even think of looking on YouTube , those videos are a big help. Someone must have modified my tower and replaced the pins with screws. I'll bore out and ream the holes oversize and make some new pins and see how that works. Would you know how long the drivers side pin should be -...
by Jeff Brown
November 23rd, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Finding reverse gear and floppy gear shift

Hi all, As described in my photo thread, I couldn't find reverse gear on my test drives. I now have the latch rod adjustment correct as per the service bulletins (it was only 1/16" off), and although it seems to be shifting the gear , I cannot get it to engage, I just get noise of gears grinding aga...
by Jeff Brown
November 17th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: SHIFT TOWER SEALS
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: SHIFT TOWER SEALS

Yes, I think it was - they were only marginally bigger bore ID than the shafts OD.

Jeff
by Jeff Brown
November 11th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: SHIFT TOWER SEALS
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: SHIFT TOWER SEALS

This wasn't my idea - I saw it on another post. These were done by boring out the ends of the guide holes slightly undersize for the copper pipe. I cooled the pipe in the freezer and then just hammered them in and sweated on the caps with solder. So far they haven't leaked but I have only been round...
by Jeff Brown
November 4th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Truck progress photos
Replies: 53
Views: 10802

Re: Truck progress photos

Thanks Bob, I didn't know that was there. I am sure mine is way out of adjustment so should be an easy fix.

Jeff
by Jeff Brown
November 2nd, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Truck progress photos
Replies: 53
Views: 10802

Re: Truck progress photos

Hi all Can't believe it is almost a year since I posted an update. A lot of that time has been spent wrestling with the wiring (discovered I had a new indicator switch that wasn't wired correctly inside, plus a LED taillight that had no connection), replacing the fuel tank (old one would hold gas fo...
by Jeff Brown
August 22nd, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB, Rear 88A platform bed crossmember
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: WTB, Rear 88A platform bed crossmember

Thanks Kim, had to restrain myself from embossing the "Ford Truck" in it, as it would not have been like the original!

Jeff
by Jeff Brown
August 16th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB, Rear 88A platform bed crossmember
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: WTB, Rear 88A platform bed crossmember

Thought I would give an update on the rear cross member - this should really be in the discussion forum but this is where it started. I started heating the old steel to stress relieve it but when it got hot, I could see cracks running in all directions and it just about wrapped itself inside out wit...
by Jeff Brown
August 13th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Mirror advice
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Mirror advice

Thanks Neil, I think I will make a bracket to fit my top hinge, I am more interested in being able to see behind than judging points! I have a door pillar mount type that I can modify for the hinge.

Jeff
by Jeff Brown
August 12th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Mirror advice
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Mirror advice

Thanks Dave, that is certainly an option. I'd still like to hear from someone with one on the door pillar between hinges though, to see if it is in fact a nuisance!

Jeff