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Re: any transmission gurus out there?

To: David Councill <>
Subject: Re: any transmission gurus out there?
From: Phil Bates <>
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 1999 21:31:44 -0700
I'm not a transmission guru, but I do know they aren't the easiest thing to
work on.  The overdrive versions especially, because the tailshaft goes into
another gearbox (the overdrive) and is therefore harder to pull apart.  I just
pulled my 3 synchro OD box today, and am tearing into it.  Third is shot,
second is weak, and reverse is weak.  Haven't decided if I can take care of it
myself or not (I just got it out today, haven't opened it up), or take it to a
friend/british car mechanic in Arco, Idaho (some 30 miles out of the way for

Good Luck!
Phil Bates
Idaho Falls, ID

David Councill wrote:

> My 71 BGT has some transmission problems. The tranny is actually a 72 OD
> unit that I acquired from a junkyard in 1985 and have been using since. I
> plan on pulling it out in the next week or two.
> The symptoms - in first and third gear, the stick has some movement when
> rapidly accelerating or deaccelerating (does not pop out of gear yet).
> Biggest problem is shifting to second gear - normally it should stop
> securely in second but it feels like there is no stop and will start
> grinding if you do not gently slide it into second (it feels like it goes
> past the point that it should).
> I was going to pull the transmission anyway this winter - speedo doesn't
> work and it looks like the problem is in the gear in the tranny itself.
> I've never worked on the tranny outside of replacing gaskets and the OD
> solenoid. Is it easy to do the work? Its unlikely there are any experienced
> LBC transmission mechanics here in Montana, but I could be wrong.
> David
> 67 BGT
> 71 BGT

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