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Re: [Spridgets] Anybody have a dead ribcase out back?

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Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Anybody have a dead ribcase out back?
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Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:03:29 -0700
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bill in oregon
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[mailto:spridgets-bounces@autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Rick Fisk
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 6:52 AM
To: David Booker
Cc: spridget
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Anybody have a dead ribcase out back?

Hello David,

I believe the bolt you are referring to is the bolt that retains the
"anti-rattle" plunger and spring.  I don't have a spare the size you need,
these parts can be left out and the trans will still work fine.  All they do
is stop the shifter from rattling.  They can be added later even with the
trans in the car.

Sent from my keyboard
On Sep 27, 2013, at 8:27 AM, David Booker <tncarnut1@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I need a part from a dead ribcase tranny. I'm in the process of swapping
> out with another I bought because a tooth from my first gear decided a
> sedentary life amongst the dredges in the bottom of the box was more
> than the constant-motion life up near the top.
> Anyway. The tranny I bought
> is missing a little bolt on the driver side near the top of the rear
> of the shifter remote linkage mechanism. The bolt has a very thin head on
> (as in it doesn't stick out very far from the surface it is threaded into)
> bolt shaft is hollow and holds a spring with a metal cap over the end.
> cap presses against the shift levers inside and I believe helps to locate
> neutral. This entire bolt is missing from my "new" tranny.
> My initial
> thought was "no big deal, just take the one from my old tranny and be done
> with it". Good thought, but... As it turns out, there are two different
> of these bolts. My car is a '71. Thanks to Brian Seavey, I know that a
> smoothcase tranny has the same (too large) bolt as my ribcase does.
> The
> diameter of the too-large bolt shaft is around 1/2". Thread size I need is
> 3/8" coarse.
> Since the Smoothcase is the same as my '71, I'm thinking it may
> need to come from a RWA car??
> So... If you could all go look at any dead
> tranny's you may have out behind the garage. I'd REALLY appreciate it if
> let me buy this bolt and the spring and cap inside it..  I can't buttion
> everything up till I find one.
> Help!  Thanks folks!
> - David Booker
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