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Old 02-12-2015, 12:03 AM
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Anders, while you have that steering column apart like that, if you were not planning on doing so, replace that shift lever. Many people think that in addition to the detent plate wearing, that shift lever sticking out of the bottom of the steering wheel shaft, is a major cause of sloppy shifting and the shift indicator not locking into place. Mine was worn in the notch in that shift ring in particular. You can get them from any of the Tbird parts houses. Here is what mine looked like. You can see the wear in the notch and around the ring.
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Good Idea Ray. i will do that! Bugger that I don't find that article though. Spended a few hours on the internet yesterday to find it....
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Anders, everything that Alexander ever posted on this Forum is available to be read. I do not know if this article or post you are talking about was posted on this Forum or not by him. I clicked on the Members List, went to the letter A, found Alexander and clicked on it. Then I looked at 11 pages of threads that he had started and did not find anything about what you are looking for. I did not look at the list of posts that he made though. So I don't know if this was something that he started or something that he replied to.

Regarding that banged up piece at the bottom of the steering shaft... Maybe it got banged up like that when you were trying to get things apart. You should be able to take a vice grip or something like that, and move that back into position again, or perhaps with a rubber hammer or something to smooth it out like the rest of it is. The top part should look like the bottom does, of course..
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Anders check out the thread called Steering Column Rebuild by TBird 1044. Info regarding the shift collar and sloppy linkage if you should decide to get even more new parts. Best regards, Rick
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The dent in the gear lever hole is nothing I did now. The gear lever still fits in, and the part that hangs over just help the play to be tighter I guess. No, this is 55 years of shifting the gear that have taken itīs toll.
I found that your mechanic have changed this on your car as well ( http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...eering+collumn ), and I also found a thread that takes up the argument with Alexander. What I also remember, is that this guy had restored this part and there was all the secuence of that renovation. There was also a link, but the homepage seems to be long gone and is not available anymore. And thatīs sad, because the pictures was good. By some weird reason, I find the link to at least one of the treads that discussed this and the guy on my iPad, but not on my computer.... The thread started with the words " Shift link...." His namn was Nick, and he had a website called www.t-birdbynick.com, but it is closed.
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Anders curious as to how your paint job is coming along ????? Ian (REMEMBER NOT ALL BIRDS FLY SOUTH)
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Thanks for asking. Well, what can I say.... Long time no see
Since I sprayed the body with primer on and a half year ago or so, I have been busy with a lot of things. Shaved the doors, build myself a small paint boot ( Works GREAT! ) , paint some helmets for karting, being a grand dad to 4, and 2 more to come this summer , fishing a lot after the best summer for ages, buying a new boat, renovating our cellar, and working a lot. New german bosses means more stress by some reason, so I have been very tired on weekdays/evenings. But Iīm back and today ( as a matter of fact ) I finally got my engine bay and door openings primed as well, + some smaller parts like the steering column and hinges.
Next up, I guess is to go over and sand the engine bay, give it a coat or two of ground before I paint it semi gloss black. Then I can put back the engine and tranny and start working on the body. Thought awhile that I would paint it silver in here, but the black will be much more forgiving as I donīt yet plan to change all cables and other stuff. The valve covers and the air intake will get some attention though. Oh, I almost forget, need to take care of the front suspension in the process. Will blaster those parts and paint them as well before changing all joints and other moving parts before we drop the engine back in. Jeeez, thereīs a lot of job ahead, and soon itīs time to take care of the garden after the winter AGAIN...
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Anders, thanks for the bottom picture of you! You look like you just escaped from WW I!
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Anders:
The pictures and to do list are all so familiar to me. I finally bit the bullet, and after stripping the entire car down to bare metal, I got it into a body shop where it has resided for the last 5 months. I have hopes of getting it back in about another month, but time will tell.
I ended up with so much more body work than I ever anticipated.
It will be fun to continue seeing your progress.
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Anders your project is coming along and it sounds like you are really getting into it I agree with Ray that " close up " picture of you is cool and looks like you are really intense
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