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[Spridgets] Anybody have a dead ribcase.... SOLVED!!

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Subject: [Spridgets] Anybody have a dead ribcase.... SOLVED!!
From: David Booker <tncarnut1@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:21:13 -0700 (PDT)
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Hey everybody, Jim has saved my day and found a spare for me. I really
appreciate all the efforts of everybody who helped out, dug through parts
boxes and piles of trannies, looked up and/or scanned images in books & CD's
etc. As is always the case - this is by far the best group of folks I've ever
had the luck/privilege to be associated with.

I'll let everybody know how it

BTW - Jim's does have some sort of sensor or switch incorporated into
it, which reinforces my initial thought that this is a later ribcase. I guess
these two wires power up some sort of light in the dash or something on RWA
cars that is not present in my '71. 

Once again, Thanks to all!

 - Long Island

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Rick Fisk
To: David Booker <tncarnut1@yahoo.com> 
Cc: Peter
Caldwell <peter@nosimport.com>; spridget <spridgets@autox.team.net> 
Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Anybody have a
dead ribcase out back?


I'm confused now, so I took a photo of a
trans and posted it to the Team.net Spridget forum.  Take a look and tell us
which bolt you're referring to - 1, 2, or 3.


Sent from my

On Sep 27, 2013, at 6:32 PM, David Booker <tncarnut1@yahoo.com>

Hi Peter - sorry about the description. The one I'm missing is indeed
the one
>at 9:00. It faces straight out of the left side of the remote
housing. I
>checked with a known bolt and it is 3/8" coarse. The other two you
mention -
>one pointing roughly 45degrees back and to the left, and the other,
which has
>the wire and locking tab that is to the right side of the tranny,
but facing
>straight back. Does that help any?
>- David
>From: Peter Caldwell
>To: David Booker <tncarnut1@yahoo.com>; spridget
>Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 10:20 AM
>Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Anybody
>have a dead ribcase out back?
>        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
>rib-case, and many other BMC
trannies in the day.  Part number is 
>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
>        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
>>missing a little bolt on the driver side near the top of the rear
>>the shifter remote linkage mechanism. The bolt has a very thin
head on it
>>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"
>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
>need to come from a
RWA car??
>So... If you could all go look at any
you may have out behind the garage. I'd REALLY appreciate it if
me buy this bolt and the spring and cap inside it..  I can't
>everything up till I find one.
>Help!  Thanks folks!
>- David
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