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

To: David Booker <tncarnut1@yahoo.com>,spridget <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Anybody have a dead ribcase out back?
From: Peter Caldwell <peter@nosimport.com> >
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:20:24 -0500
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         Your description is a little confusing, so help me 
here.   The "bolt" properly described as a cap, that angles to the 
driver's side is the same size from late smooth-case through all 
rib-case, and many other BMC trannies in the day.  Part number is 
22A85. I have some used ones, and it is indeed 1/2 inch thread.
         There are two other "bolts"  back there.... one faces left 
at 9-o'clock and one rearward parallel to the shifter opening, and is 
drilled for wire.
         The early smoothie up to ch.# H25508 used cap number 2A3354, 
which I don't have.
         Is it possible you have an early remote housing?
Let me know.
         Peter C
At 07:27 AM 9/27/2013, David Booker wrote:
>I need a part from a dead ribcase tranny. I'm in the process of swapping mine
>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 alluring
>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 portion
>of the shifter remote linkage mechanism. The bolt has a very thin head on it
>(as in it doesn't stick out very far from the surface it is threaded into) The
>bolt shaft is hollow and holds a spring with a metal cap over the end. This
>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 sizes
>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.
>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 you'd
>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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