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Old 02-14-2006, 08:49 PM
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Default Anyone need a Cruise-o-matic shift detent plate?

It seems that part of the solution to the sloppy shifting in Cruise-o-Matic T-birds is a worn shift detent plate.

See http://www.squarebirds.org/cgi-bin/d...rum=DCForumID1 for more details.

Since nobody is manufacturing this part, we all must either find a good used one, fabricate our own, or live with the sloppy shifting.

Alexander suggested having some made by http://www.emachineshop.com
The more we order, the cheaper it would be.

So, is anyone interested? I sure am. What do you think?

Mel

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Old 02-14-2006, 09:28 PM
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Default RE: Anyone need a Cruise-o-matic shift detent plate?


Count me in, I'll buy one




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Old 02-14-2006, 11:07 PM
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Default RE: Anyone need a Cruise-o-matic shift detent plate?

I'm trying to find out whether I'd want one (probably) but need more info. The link you provide references topic 141; how do I find topic 141? Searching it doesn't seem to work.

Edit: Never mind, I found it.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:30 PM
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Default RE: Anyone need a Cruise-o-matic shift detent plate?

When you search, make sure to check the box to include the archive.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:38 PM
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Default RE: Anyone need a Cruise-o-matic shift detent plate?

Okay, it sounds like it's likely that this is a part that I need, but I know my shift collar needs replacing too, and honestly trying to get the car running is higher on my priority list. I still don't know what I'm dealing with as far as the transmission's basic operation, gear seection aside, so I think for now I'm gonna have to hold off on this.. sorry.. :-(
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Old 02-15-2006, 01:04 AM
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Default RE: Anyone need a Cruise-o-matic shift detent plate?

I'm In !!!

I need to get a new mast jacket too.


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Think the 58-60's are bad?????? Try a 65.
Talk about sloppy. It just "falls" out of reverse.
has to be in P with the wheel slid over to start.
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:26 AM
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Default RE: Anyone need a Cruise-o-matic shift detent plate?

I'll buy one if they aren't too expensive. My shifter is very solid since I replaced the shift collar and bushing, but you can't be too safe. I'd like to replace the detent plate just so I know everything in there is new.
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Default RE: Anyone need a Cruise-o-matic shift detent plate?

I would definitely be a buyer for one of these
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:49 AM
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Default RE: Anyone need a Cruise-o-matic shift detent plate?

OK, I count six interested parties:

Alexander
BlackBird58
re_run1
byersmtrco
tarps3
jalderfer

Actual pricing is based on specifications of the part. Alexander, do you think you could create a draft of the part to get an idea on price?

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Old 02-18-2006, 09:39 AM
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Default RE: Anyone need a Cruise-o-matic shift detent plate?

I am working on it now. that detent plate for the 1965 Ford that was in that catalog turns out to be very different. The outlines are similar but the proportions are different. It would not have worked.

I think I can make this detent plate up for less cost than that 1965 plate if I make up 10 of them.

Stay tuned.

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