At 12:10 AM 5/8/99 EDT, you wrote:
>Fourth, is there a trick to getting the T-bar out of the shifter handle on
>the original shifter? I see a small wire going down through the T-bar.
>Thanks for any help on above.
There is a wire that passes through the T-bar. On top of the
wire there is a lump of metal that the T-Bar presses against when you
lift the T-bar. The other end of the wire is braised into the reverse
lockout "key". To replace the T-Bar you have to melt the brass that
is securing the wire to the "key". once the key is loose then the
wire can be pulled up through the T-bar and out the top of the shifter
handle. The T-bar will then come out sideways from the assy. I have
had both a Tiger shifter and a similar mustang shifter apart to swap
the mustang T-bar in place of the broken Tiger T-Bar. There were
springs inside both shifters to apply the tension on the T-Bar. The
Mustang had an extra spring above the T-Bar as well.
To replace the T-bar and solid wire you will need a torch
to braise the wire into the "key".
James Barrett Tiger II 351C and others