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    Default transmission linkage question

    I need to remove this linkage bar & for the life of me I can not remember how it's done. It's late & I'm having a brain freeze. The rod ends are pushed through the hard plastic grommets & I can't remember what is locking it in place. Yes, I'm embarassed to ask, but here I am.
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    there is a special pliers that has a fork on one face and a poke on the other face. the fork straddles the rod on the flat bracket and the poke pushes the rod out of the bushing. A small amount of heat would soften the bushing but not too much heat!!!!
    I have pried them apart with a pair of screwdrivers but finesse is mandatory. The bushings are available if you break it, but you need a good parts man to find it. NAPA maybe
    Do it before it is too late!
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    I ususally use a pair of needle nose pliers and it pushes itself thru with a little press ..... I volunteer at time(s) at a transsmission shop, doing alot of RnR ....

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    Thank you! It's all coming back to me now. I'll not be re-using , but may need the parts down the road someday.
    I'm switching to a console shifter to make room for headers & all the linkage has to go. And I still don't see room, but it's got to be done.
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    Dude, the time stamp on your camera is WAAAAAYYYY off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter_02 View Post
    Dude, the time stamp on your camera is WAAAAAYYYY off.
    Hunter


    Lifes too short to sweat the small stuff Hunter.
    Hell I'm still living in the sixties in my mind....
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    You're not alone BradRock. My wife always accuses me of living in the past.
    What are you working on and what's it going to be?
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    It's a 74 LTD & I'm making a hillbilly hot rod out of it. All new parts front to back. Lifting back end for the fat meats to stick out like we did in High school. Removing all chrome. Putting Australian BOSS closed chamber heads on engine. Offy intake, 750 double pumper holley. MSD billet dist. Big stick for BIG torque. 3.73 gear in 9" rear end. Detroit locker also. Complete rebuild on C6 with best parts.
    And of course the six foot bench seat for camping out if I have to.
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    A Cool note is that there is a 50 / 50 chance I actually worked on this engine in 74 at the Rouge plant in Dearborn . Can't tell what shift it was assembled on. But I was there working at the engine plant.

    Largest industrial complex IN THE WORLD at that time...
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    The shifter arm coming out of the transmission may be different between floor and column shifters. Last time I did one, I fangled a bolted-on adapter instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock View Post
    Australian BOSS closed chamber heads on engine.
    Those are actually plain old Australian 302 Cleveland heads. Ford Australia destroked the 351 to make a 302. The only differences are the crank, rods, and heads - since they kept the same pistons, they went to closed chambers to keep the compression up.

    They work great on 351s. Last set I used went on a 377 inch stroker with aluminum rods and custom-made Wiseco pistons.


    Offy intake, 750 double pumper holley. MSD billet dist. Big stick for BIG torque. 3.73 gear in 9" rear end. Detroit locker also. Complete rebuild on C6
    Nice!

    A Cool note is that there is a 50 / 50 chance I actually worked on this engine in 74 at the Rouge plant in Dearborn . Can't tell what shift it was assembled on. But I was there working at the engine plant.
    Hey, that's cooler than putting the steering column in!

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    The metal piece has a groove in it and the plastic grommet has a matching rib to secure it. At this age, guaranteed the plastic is hard and crumbly. Any transmission shop will have a drawer full of the things, if not they can order from Transtar or Whatever It Takes and get them overnight. Different sizes though, make sure ya get the right ones.

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