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Old 08-25-2017, 04:47 PM
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Did you pull the VC and check the umbrella seals? My 58 had a similar history and I did the same thing you have with yours, took a few weeks till a chunk of old umbrella seal worked it's way down into the pan and the oil pump. Seized the oil pump and broke the shaft going down the freeway.

Sounded like it killed at least one bearing by the time I got her pulled off the freeway. So I now keep an eye on those lil guys after putting another motor in the 58...

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I pulled the covers, but only to make sure all the rockers were moving freely before first start.
I didn't check any seals. Looks like I better do that.
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:53 PM
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Well the shifter arm is much better, but now that I'm messing around with the trany linkage, I noticed the the trany doesn't want to "click" into Park. The trany shifter linkage drops down to reverse on it's own easily when not connected to the steering column shifter arm.

Any remedy for this?

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Old 08-25-2017, 07:32 PM
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There really isn't any remedy for it. It relies on the shift lever and detent plate to hold it firmly in the Park position. You can overadjust the linkage so it forces the arm to hold it in Park but you may lose the L gear position.

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There really isn't any remedy for it. It relies on the shift lever and detent plate to hold it firmly in the Park position. You can overadjust the linkage so it forces the arm to hold it in Park but you may lose the L gear position.

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Looks like that's where I'm at. This is exactly what's happening.
The new shift arm made it better, but I don't have "L". Why is that? Am I not adjusting it correctly?

So is this a trany issue or a shifter/linkage issue?

What would it take to convert to center console shift and would that make a noticeable difference?

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Old 08-25-2017, 09:10 PM
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If you don't have L then it's probably a linkage issue. If you have the shop manual follow the adjustment procedure. If you don't have one I recommend getting one. You can download a digital version for less than $20. Certainly a floor shift will solve a lot of your issues if you don't mind hacking up your console. Others on here have done it but I haven't.

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I do have a shop manual came with the car. I'll check that out again. I did try and following the manual before and adjust the linkage, but it didn't help.

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Old 08-25-2017, 11:19 PM
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If you are trying to get low gear, disconnect the linkage at the steering arm and push the transmission linkage all the way down to the low position, then put the shift lever to L. Turn the adjuster until the hole in the rod lines up with the steering arm and reconnect. Recheck all positions, especially Park to make sure it doesn't slip into Reverse. If it does then do one turn at a time of the adjuster until it holds.

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No help on the shifter adjustment but can you post pictures of how you converted to a dual master cylinder and power booster?

People have done it several ways but not sure which way to go?
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No help on the shifter adjustment but can you post pictures of how you converted to a dual master cylinder and power booster?

People have done it several ways but not sure which way to go?
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Hi,
I'm working on figuring out how to post pictures. Would be glad to describe how I did it as soon as I figure out the picture thing.
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