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Here is a video I took today that shows the looseness of my shifting gear . The positions from-to are showing the looseness on one gear.

And another video showing the looseness of the shift tube selector arm.

If anyone sees similarity to the problem you've been dealing with, please comment.

Two more questions on this:
a) besides other possible parts I'm ordering for this, I am not ordering only the collar. Does the collar exchange have a big impact on the repair? Tought I will exchange everything else and order the collar afterwards if needed.

b) what is the better solution for the shift lever - a new one or a repaired one (soldered and sharpened)?

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b) what is the better solution for the shift lever - a new one or a repaired one (soldered and sharpened)?
Soldered??? sheee -itt no, wouldn't last 2 minutes..

Get somebody in the know to build up the worn area with a hard-face weld.

Then grind it back down to the original profile - which of course you took note of before welding commenced!

It will last forever.
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Soldered??? sheee -itt no, wouldn't last 2 minutes..

Get somebody in the know to build up the worn area with a hard-face weld.

Then grind it back down to the original profile - which of course you took note of before welding commenced!

It will last forever.
My English was not precise - of course I meant welding and grinding. Someone here recommended that as a solution.
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IMO... Since you are working in that area already, I would go for a new collar and shift lever and be done with it, if they need replaced... Saves you having to do any welding and filing...
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My English was not precise - of course I meant welding and grinding. Someone here recommended that as a solution.
Yep, worked for me 100%!
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I have some movement with my gear selection but have not as yet checked where the movement is coming from. I will check the collar & shift lever etc. & have a new detent plate which is not yet fitted.
I will also check the movement in the shift tube selector ring/arm.
My question is, if I require a new shift tube selector ring/arm at the bottom of the steering column, what is the part number & supplier please???
I have checked a couple of suppliers catalogues but can't find it listed.

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I have some movement with my gear selection but have not as yet checked where the movement is coming from. I will check the collar & shift lever etc. & have a new detent plate which is not yet fitted.
I will also check the movement in the shift tube selector ring/arm.
My question is, if I require a new shift tube selector ring/arm at the bottom of the steering column, what is the part number & supplier please???
I have checked a couple of suppliers catalogues but can't find it listed.

Cheers
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If you go through this thread Lex you will find that replacing the shift tube selector arm will do most of the work on precise shifting. You can get one here. The price is around $30 mostly everywhere.

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IMO... Since you are working in that area already, I would go for a new collar and shift lever and be done with it, if they need replaced... Saves you having to do any welding and filing...
I'd order the collar with my other parts now, the thing is I don't want to spend extra $100 for something that might not need to exchange...

What is your experience guys on the collar (need of exchange)?
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The Shift Tube Selector Arm is also available from the Bird Nest, Part # 7302A, Page 19 in their catalog for $29.95, a bit cheaper than MACs. I swapped mine out because after 50 years it was worn inside, along with the gear shift lever, and the detent plate.
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Ray,

The parts shown in the ILL are actually selector shaft seals. If they are bad, there will be fluid leakage around the shaft(s).


I was able to find only this one seal. Wasn't able to find the other one though .
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