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BigChill Big Chill
Norwood, MA, USA   USA
Hello,

In my never ending quest to do "just one more thing" on my project car, I got an A type overdrive!!!

My car is a '75 but around 1984 it had its frame replaced (yepp, basically a frame off restoration) by a professional British car mechanic. Good for me, I have not had any issues, at least no major ones. With the car that is... smiling smiley

The replacement frame came from a '72 or earlier, which allow me to install the A type OD - Yea.

So I need to uncover the transmission. Seats came out easy, bolts for the center support required some futzing, but no big deal. I took off the shifter knob, the vinyl boot and the rubber boot.

I am having trouble getting the mount to clear the shifter lever arm.I have it into reverse.

Any tricks or insights from the group?

Thanks in advance,



Big Chill

'75 TR6 slowly coming back from the dead...

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poolboy Ken D
Sandy Hook, MS, USA   USA
If you've removed the gear shift lever boot, grommets then remove one more 'screw' and you can twist and remove the cap. Once that's done, just pull out the lever entirely....and don't loose track of the 'anti rattle' components.



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Uberxy Steve Fox
Va, Charlottesville, USA   USA
I remember removing the shift knob but I didn’t remove the shifter, for sure.



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poolboy Ken D
Sandy Hook, MS, USA   USA
Me either, but I thought I'd describe an option.



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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Steve, pull it straight back down the floor, then up and shift into first. Other than that, Ken suggestion works great. That little pin is a bugger.



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1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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BigChill Big Chill
Norwood, MA, USA   USA
As usual, thanks to all for the advice. This "collective mind" thing often works.

I did need to remove the shifter knob, but not the shifter arm. I did need to remove the radio from the unit.

Pulling the bracket straight back was the trick, once the radio was off, then I could pull bottom toward the rear and get it over the shifter.

Be well everyone.



Big Chill

'75 TR6 slowly coming back from the dead...

tirebiter Jeff Garber
Dighton, MA, USA   USA
damn pesky radio

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BigChill Big Chill
Norwood, MA, USA   USA
Actually, the Bentley manual does not mention removing the radio.

But my old Haynes manual explicitly states that you must remove the radio...



Big Chill

'75 TR6 slowly coming back from the dead...

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LFMTR4 Lou Mijares
Scottsboro, AL, USA   USA
That could be because they didn’t come with a radio, it was dealer installed. That’s also why there is myriad of antenna locations.

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