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Old 13th-August-2019, 10:46 AM   #16
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Thanks for posting those. Nothing seems to jump out (to me at least) as wrong.

Just to confirm, with the trans in neutral you can spin the driveshaft freely? And you tried pushing the clutch in to get it in to gear as well?
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Old 13th-August-2019, 03:48 PM   #17
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Not sure what you're using for installation instructions but I used what Hurst offers on their web site for my Super Shifter/M21 application and what trouble I had was explained away within the same.
Don't panic! Your problem is likely in the trans, assuming you've got your shift dogs locked-up. Muncie's don't cotton well to "dry" shifting. They like spinning internals.
I'd suggest first removing the shifter's rods completely from the trans and make sure your trans will shift (spin your rear wheels while shifting. Takes two people unless you're The Flash!). If you can get all four, align it back in neutral and before your reconnect your shift rods using Hurst's instructions, make sure the shifter itself is not jammed somehow. Careful you don't move the shift arms on the trans when reinstalling the rods.
You'll get it. Just be patient and think about what your doing. It really isn't hard. I know because I did it and there's many experts on here behind us.
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I surely do appreciate the input. Last night I jacked up the rear wheels and had someone hold in the clutch while I spun the drive shaft. It spun easily, but didn't seem to help at the time. I guess my bumbling around knocked something loose though. Walking by the car to workout just now I figured I'd give it one more try. It goes into every gear now. Go figure.

I do have to give it a little extra force (not an unreasonable amount) getting over to reverse while in the neutral groove. Is that by design?

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I do have to give it a little extra force (not an unreasonable amount) getting over to reverse while in the neutral groove. Is that by design?
Yes, there is a spring that needs to be compressed to get into the reverse gate.
It helps prevent accidentally getting into reverse.
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Yup, it's there to help prevent you from downshifting from 2->R
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I'll admit I was a little terrified when I read there was no lock out (?) to keep you from shifting into R while traveling forward. So the spring is a happy surprise.
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