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#1 robert_p43 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2015 - 11:57 AM

I know there are some that won't like what I did to fix the shifter on my "67 ss12.  Instead of removing the transmission to take the shifter out, I just took my angle grinder and made the opening in the frame, where the shifter sticks up, a little larger.  I removed the 4 bolts, pulled the shifter out and sure enough,, things had been jammed out of whack.  I took a screwdriver, stepped on the clutch, click, click, and things were back to normal. I put the shifter back in and all gears worked fine again.

Thank You all that offered suggestions.


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Posted June 17, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Whatever works! It's your tractor.

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Posted June 17, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Hi robert_p43, good to hear your back up and running, I say what ever it takes and works is good its your tractor and you saved yourself a lot of work.

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Posted June 17, 2015 - 12:46 PM

There are times when you just have to 'git-r-dun!

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Posted June 17, 2015 - 09:38 PM

I've always thought that hole could've been a little bigger for just such situations.
Glad you got it fixed!

The MF10/12 was just big enough to get in there when we needed to...

The last tranny swap we did was a little north of 2.5 hours, incl transferring brake parts and finding a pulley that made us all happy and cleaning up some exposed frame areas.
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