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Shift Linkage Woes

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by Positraktion, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. Positraktion

    Positraktion Platinum Level Sponsor

    I have a 2.8l V6 with a 4-speed.
    Last week the shift stick broke about an inch or so above the fork.
    Had to take shift linkages off to remove the shifter, and had it repaired.
    But now after reassembling, for some reason, the shifting is very hard, only drove it a few hundred yards.
    (FYI - I did tag the rods and shifter arms so they are in correct position.)

    Does anyone have a 4-speed, and if so, maybe has pictures of the shift linkages connected up.
    Sure would appreciate them.

    Thanks in advance
    Positraktion
     
  2. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    Which transmission do you have? By you post it seems you have external linkage.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2021
  3. absunbeam

    absunbeam Gold Level Sponsor

    Don’t know if this helps, the linkage is on a Capri 4-speed without the shifter(Shifter was sold but the arms left on). You may have a bent fork in the transmission.
     

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  4. Positraktion

    Positraktion Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks for responding but the picture I need is of the shift linkages connecting to the shifter arms.
     
  5. Positraktion

    Positraktion Platinum Level Sponsor

    Will have to get the model numbers off the transmission.
    Thanks
     
  6. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    Connecting the shifter is pretty straight forward. You can google it and see videos of one.
     
  7. Knightowl61

    Knightowl61 Platinum Level Sponsor

    This has been sitting around for decades DSC09730.JPG DSC09731.JPG DSC09732.JPG DSC09733.JPG DSC09734.JPG
     

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  8. Positraktion

    Positraktion Platinum Level Sponsor

    Well I received both ends of pictures......much appreciated.
    But I would like to see the shift linkage connected to the shifter arms.
    BTW- I've looked and looked, where would the video be?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

  10. MikeH

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  11. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    There is probably not one specific to you transmission. But the process would be the same.
     
  12. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    Looks like you have a Ford Type H gearbox.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2021
  13. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    Mike, I know very little about transmissions and have not heard of a Ford Type H, so I googled it. Everything I find says it has shifter linkage bolted onto the side. These pics seem to show a top mounted configuration. Note that I said "seem", not that they do.
    Bill
     
  14. MikeH

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  15. MikeH

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  16. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    Mike, these photos do not line up. The O.P.'s photos show a tail piece that has an opening to accommodate a shifter and a hollow top rib for a shifter rod into the gearcase. All of the Type H photos show the tailpiece to have a solid top rib (not hollow) and lack a top opening. I may be wrong, but this is how I interpret what I see. It seems the type H mounts the sifter on the chassis. Not that I have a clue what the transmission might be, other than a single rod shifter. I think some photos of the side of the trans would be informative.

    The type H is listed as a four banger trans and should not bolt onto a V6. I wonder if Positrakion has a transmission assembled from different, but obviously similar transmissions.
    Bill
     
  17. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    The OP didn’t include photos, but stated:

    Had to take shift linkages off to remove the shifter, and had it repaired.
    (FYI - I did tag the rods and shifter arms so they are in correct position.)

    I read that the type H was used with the 2.6 and was still used on early MK2 Capris.
    Don’t know. Just posting what I found. Trying to help.
     
  18. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    That looks like the trans that came out of my '74 Mustang II. 4 speed that had a bunch of trouble when that car
    was relatively new.
     
  19. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    What do you mean by shifting hard? If you didn’t change the adjustment on any of the rods, it shouldn’t change the way it shifts. Are there bushings in the linkage where it connects to the shifter? Is anything rubbing after you reinstalled the shifter? Did you hard shift when the shifter broke?
     
  20. Positraktion

    Positraktion Platinum Level Sponsor

    Hey guys,
    Thanks for all the comments.
    Upon closer inspection found that the mechanic installed one of the shifter rods backwards, thus causing it to hit on the other rods.
    Shifts like butter now.
    Cheers
    George
     
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