AA Ford Discussion Group relating to the repair and restoration of your AA Ford.
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Does anyone know what factory spec for shift tower is. My trans is rebuilt and when I was rebuilding it everything looked OK in shift tower (no excessive wear visibly). I have about 6 inches of movement between 1st and 3rd positions just seems like a lot . trans shifts OK.
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- Joined: September 30th, 2009, 8:02 pm
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- Model Year: 1930
- Location: Massachusetts
I just finished rebuilding my 4 speed tower. It is mounted on a wooden test stand while I complete the work on the transmission. I have not actually measured the amount of travel from first to second or third to fourth, but it’s a lot of movement. Your measurement of 6 inches seems to be about what I have. It reminds me of the 1969 F100 4WD I used to drive with the creeper low first gear, you thought you would hit your knuckles on the dashboard when you put it into first. Going from 1 to 2 seemed like a huge distance. My rebuilt AA 4 speed on my test stand reminded me of that driving experience. I have never driven a AA in good shape so I don’t have a valid AA comparison. However, it goes click- click smoothly and the rectangular pocket formed by the forks isn’t worn at all. I think we are good.