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

To: Rick Fisk <refisk@chartermi.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Anybody have a dead ribcase out back?
From: David Booker <tncarnut1@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:26:35 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: spridget <spridgets@autox.team.net>
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Thanks for the info Rick! That makes since. I was wondering if it wasn't
something like that. Didn't know about being able to mount it up even after
putting the engine / tranny back in. Very comforting since the car is in
pieces in a friend's garage.

 - David Booker
 From: Rick Fisk <refisk@chartermi.net>
David Booker <tncarnut1@yahoo.com> 
Cc: spridget <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 9:52 AM
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, but 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

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 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. 
> 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
> 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
> everything up till I find one.
> Help!  Thanks folks!
> -
David Booker
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