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4-speed shifter
« on: November 19, 2012, 01:18:56 PM »
I have a kit car ('29 Mercedes SSK) that is built over a '73 Pinto 2.0 with 4-speed. I've got the engine running really good now, but he shifter is really floppy. Shifter works and goes thru al the gears, but it doesn't move within the normal 4-spd pattern. I've been told there is a rebuild kit (or bushing) or something that needs to be replaced, but I don't know what to call it and haven't found any parts guys that have anything for the shifter. I'm not anxious to drop the tranny unless I have to. Any ideas from any seasoned Pinto experts?  Thanks, Jim B.

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Re: 4-speed shifter
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 01:24:54 PM »
Jim,

There is a small plastic 'spacer' or 'bushing' that sits in the end of the shifter and provides a snug fit to the transmission internal linkage... I'm hoping this is the only issue you are experiencing. Last person I knew that had any of these was Tony Peterson... Try Fred Morgan or another member here...

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Re: 4-speed shifter
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 10:13:45 AM »
That piece is called a saddle, it is the wear item between the shifter and the shift fork, not sure who has them for the 4 speed here in the state, but heres a link for the UK, I've order several things from this company, you'll have the parts in 4-5 days here in the states, the T-9 Saddle fits the Pinto 4 speed
http://www.burtonpower.com/parts-by-category/transmission-clutch-wheels/gearbox-spares.html?appl_gearbox=525&p=2
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Re: 4-speed shifter
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 10:20:14 AM »
Bottom of page 4 is the saddle.

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Re: 4-speed shifter
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 09:34:42 PM »
That piece is called a saddle, it is the wear item between the shifter and the shift fork, not sure who has them for the 4 speed here in the state, but heres a link for the UK, I've order several things from this company, you'll have the parts in 4-5 days here in the states, the T-9 Saddle fits the Pinto 4 speed
http://www.burtonpower.com/parts-by-category/transmission-clutch-wheels/gearbox-spares.html?appl_gearbox=525&p=2

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Re: 4-speed shifter
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 10:16:03 PM »
The one on page 9 is made out of brass. Pintony did have the plastic ones in stock.
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Re: 4-speed shifter
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 05:13:57 PM »
 Does anyone know if one of those reverse switches will work in a 4 spd in a 1978?

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Re: 4-speed shifter
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 11:07:48 PM »
Try autozone...The name for the part is a back up light switch.....

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Re: 4-speed shifter
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 07:26:07 PM »
Thanks to all you Pinto guys. . .I have the saddle on the way from England (the brass one I think). I'll close this out after I receive the part and let you-all know how it all worked out. I spent a good deal of time calling and looking for this part, and I didn't even know what to call it. Thanks again, this is a wonderful site and I'll be logging on frequently. Jim B.

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Re: 4-speed shifter
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 08:10:15 PM »
Glad I could help!
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