002 Shift Rails

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Casting Timmy
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002 Shift Rails

Post by Casting Timmy » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:41 am

Still learning more and more, but I do have a question about the 002 shift rails. Specifically the 1-2 shift rails found in the 3 and 5 ribs transaxles. There is an early version (no lines) and the later version (single line), but this time period the sliders were the same width. I know the later version has a longer throw, but not by how much.

It's confusing to me as the T1 boxes had just the single line 1-2 rail during this time period and didn't switch detents during this time.

When is the correct time to use the early and late 002 1-2 shift rails? I ordered a single line rail and should get it today, so maybe later I can post some pictures and see where the difference lies.

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dangerous
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Re: 002 Shift Rails

Post by dangerous » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:30 pm

I would like to see the difference Tim.
I looked through 'some' of my rails and found none as you describe,
so thinking they were from the last of the 1600cc 002 buses made in the mid 1970s.

I have only seen a few of those later boxes from the 100 or so 3 ribs that I have stripped,
so will look in the shed to see if I have one to look at.

Perhaps it has the same detent spacing as the 091,
but just shorter overall length,
and appropriate fork-bolt-slot for the 002 trans.

That would be a nice modification for 002 trans'

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