Topic: 1934 Brewster Ford - popping out of second gear?

V8 Bill    -- 01-13-2020 @ 4:44 AM
  It is not dramatic, but sometimes while driving in second gear and it pops into neutral. The rest of the car is fine. Should I be looking at an adjustment? Certainly not bad enough to pull the transmission.


Wife, Anne, loves to drive 'her' Brewster!

This message was edited by V8 Bill on 1-13-20 @ 4:45 AM

nelsb01    -- 01-13-2020 @ 5:10 AM
  Most likely a thrust washer in the transmission is worn (or broken).
Easy repair, have to pull the transmission (and the rear brake rods, and rear end).

TomO    -- 01-13-2020 @ 8:00 AM
  Check with Mac Van Pelt. Sometimes that is fixed by new detents in the shift head.


3w2    -- 01-13-2020 @ 1:38 PM
  Best to live with it if a new detent spring doesn't help and you don't otherwise have a good reason to pull the transmission. It is a commonplace problem. Neat car, by the way!

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