Originally Posted by Splatoni
um in not exactly sure but the shifter doesnt stand properly and its pretty hard to find gears... any better?
No probs............it will be the shifter for sure. Toploader shifters are known to be absolute buggers to shift when they get old. You can buy a shifter recondition kit at Rare Spares. I can email you a scanned magazine article that explains how to do it all yourself.
99% of most problems are caused by a broken neutral spring and the reverse lockout detent spring. Without these your shifter handle will slop all over the place making it hard to slide straight into each gear without major trauma.
A DIY job for a Saturday morning. Toploaders will never shift like silk - traditionally clunky - but the new kit will feel like a new car. It looks like quite a daunting task at first - heaps of bits and linkages - but the article has lots of fool proof pics.
Send me your email.