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Three speed shifter pics

Post #1 by paul25g » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:33 am

I've got a '66 Mustang with a 200CID and a three speed 2.77 manual transmission. Does anyone have a picture of the passenger's side of the shifter support that shows how spring #7C307 attaches? It is shown in the link below.

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9537/shifterdiagram.jpg
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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:41 pm

You can try this article it has lots of pictures on the Ford shifters

Fixing a Manual Shifter - How To Repair And Service Manual Shifters
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/mum ... index.html
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #3 by paul25g » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:43 pm

Thanks Bubba,

I've seen that article and they show about everything except that spring...in fact, they don't even mention it. One came in a kit I got from Bill Heeley, but not real sure how it's supposed to attach. Just looking for a pic for clarification, thanks!

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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:58 pm

Yeah sorry if I had the parts here were could see them than could figure it out worked on lots of them. And don't have one to look at right now the trans I have are using aftermarket shifters. I wonder though if it’s not only used for alignment during assembly of the shifter arms.
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #5 by paul25g » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:58 am

Nope, this spring is on the other side of the shifter support from the shifter arm alignment holes. There are two holes where each arm of the spring would fit through the shifter support. When I hook it up this way though and move the shifter lever left and right, it pops the spring out. :bang:

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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #6 by bubba22349 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:08 pm

I just don't see a way that it serves any purpose or can even work on that side of the shifter. Are their written instructions with that diagram?
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #7 by paul25g » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:19 pm

It pretty much spans the big hole where the selector shaft passes through that side of the shifter support. So what is happening is that when I move the shifter left and right, the selector shaft is popping that spring out. I'll try to take a pic and get it posted. Thanks!

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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #8 by Frankenstang » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:47 am

Think I remember coming across this before when I first replaced bushings and such on my 3spd shifter many moons ago...wondering why mine didn't have one, and then deciding there was no purpose I could see it serving and the shifter had been working fine without it....replaced the wear parts and went on.
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Been a while since this one had it's last rebuild but was still working just fine (sans a little extra play in the trunion shoulder bolts and grommets as usual). As you said it can't span the selector shaft hole or it would prevent out travel of the shaft when shifting. Good luck!
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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #9 by paul25g » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:55 am

Here are some pics of what I've got.....



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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #10 by bubba22349 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:39 pm

Is there a grove on the end of the sector shaft? If so you might try clipping the spring into it instead of going over the end.
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #11 by paul25g » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:07 pm

I don't believe there is a groove, but I'll double check. But if there was a groove and the spring fit into it, it would lock the selector shaft in place and not let it slide back and forth.

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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #12 by bubba22349 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:18 pm

Yeah this is why I don't think it’s suppose to be there at all. It's been a long time since I had one, but I don't remember even seeing one on any shifter in the car
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #13 by paul25g » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:03 am

Got the scoop from Bill Heeley....the spring is supposed to be inserted in the two small holes and bow under the selector shaft. It provides a small amount of tension against the selector shaft and acts as a sort of anti-rattle spring. Not an absolutely necessary component. Not used for '67 and later, thanks!

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Re: Three speed shifter pics

Post #14 by bubba22349 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:53 pm

:thumbup:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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