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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:49 am 
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Yes it's me again, new computer this time so it better work.
solved crossmember problem but now need information about gearstick.
Problem is the dam nylon thread, we are looking for a better way to keep gearstick in the gearbox, better than using wire that is, there must be an after market device that can do the job or is it possible to replace the nylon thread with a metal one? does anyone know anything that would help.
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:02 am 
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:09 am 
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there's got to be a better way? first to second was great but third was a hand full ( of gearstick ) followed by blind panic as he tried to get it back in ( on the move ) funny how it just pulls out like that.
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:55 am 
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i have seen people make a plate with a hole in it that fits over the gear stick and thet made it rap over the sides and then used small self tappers, and that stoped it from poping out.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:36 pm 
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you can replace the nuts easily. oversize metal ones used to be available. if you undo the circlip, and slide the nut out of the way, you can see a rubbery ball. cut this off on an angle, then replace the nut. refit the ball and clip. refit stick, do skids.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:54 pm 
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I used wire crossed it over the top of the nylon/flare and under the box,
never bothered me again.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:45 pm 
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did see a better set up other nite can,t remeber were but
heres ebay replacement
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-FALCON-XA-X ... dZViewItem
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:17 am 
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DJBOOBY wrote:
did see a better set up other nite can,t remeber were but
heres ebay replacement
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-FALCON-XA-X ... dZViewItem
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Thank you for that, will talk to the boy and see which way he wants to go. Plenty of good advice comming out of this forum. Once again thanks guys.
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:28 am 
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yep i did see a all steel one but i did not bookmark it and now can,t remember were i seen it
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:38 am 
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DJBOOBY wrote:
yep i did see a all steel one but i did not bookmark it and now can,t remember were i seen it
You gotta sleep sometime and thats when it will come to you.
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:02 pm 
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There is a bloke on eBay who machines and sells alloy nuts to replace that nylon one.

Usually sell for about $40 but seem like they would sort things out pretty well.

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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:06 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
I used wire crossed it over the top of the nylon/flare and under the box,
never bothered me again.


my vote goes to the good old wire aswell. done mine almost 4 years ago and no probs since.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:41 am 
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Went to ebay and found the nylon replacement nut but unable to locate the guy that makes the metal one (too much grey hair getting in the way)
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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:22 am 
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