XB Fairmont / toploader- Vertical gate shifter / XC disc brake 9"
the problem i have is that when the car is coasting in 1st or 3rd gear with no throttle it will pop out of gear . happens all the time .
only does it when there is no load ( down hills, rolling along at idle ,etc)
it only take me to rest a finger on the shifter to hold it in gear.
its been doing this for years now and is annoying not to mention embarassing when you go to exellerate away and your in neutral.
i was wondering if anybody else has had this problem and fixed it.
i have rebuilt the box with all new bearings and small parts but at the time i could not buy the little locator pauls ( not sure if thats the right name ) and springs that go in the selector shafts.
i have to put a new imput shaft in it one day ( has a bit of a twist
) and it would be nice to fix the other problem at the same time.
P.S. no its not the shifter linkages needing adjustment.
they have been checked a hundred times
just thought i would get in first there.
P.S. P.S. the problem was there before the rebuild and the imput shaft has been twisted since