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Old 10-24-2005, 01:09 AM
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I bought the gasket kit from mustang tuning and installed it. Its rubber and it goes between the shifter base and the transmission.

1) Should I have installed it or not?



After installation I noticed that I had an extra piece -- a washer with approx. 3/4" opening.

2) What is it for?


I adjusted the stops and switching gears is not what I would call smooth. I have not turned on my car since, due to #2.

3) Could either the extra gasket or the missing washer cause this? Should it be smoother when I turn the car on?
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:17 AM
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I believe what your talking about goes over the shift handle before you put on the shift boot. The one that bolts down with 4 bolts.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:24 PM
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What is it for?

And are the shifts supposed to feel smooth with the engine off?

What should I do about the rubber gasket?

Anyone?
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:13 PM
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What is it for?

And are the shifts supposed to feel smooth with the engine off?

What should I do about the rubber gasket?

Anyone?
The washer is to keep the boot from getting pinched in between the shifter and the stops. You kinda need that.

The rubber gasket that goes between the shifter base and the trans is a nice touch. It will keep the noise down and help keep the handle from heating up. It heats up because it is aluminum and is attached directly to the trans. Not a problem, but it does get warm.

My shifts don't even come close to smooth. It "chunks" into the gears. Even when the car is not running.

The additional stock shifter boot (round one) can be stretched over the tri-ax to help keep some noise down as well.
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:24 PM
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My shifts don't even come close to smooth. It "chunks" into the gears. Even when the car is not running.

Thats exactly how mine is.

I thought it is supposed to be "smoother"??
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:58 PM
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My shifts don't even come close to smooth. It "chunks" into the gears. Even when the car is not running.

Thats exactly how mine is.

I thought it is supposed to be "smoother"??
It's aftermarket, of course not. It's supposed to have a rough feel so you know you're in the gear well.
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:01 PM
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Ah, I guess everything is on the money then. I'll fire her up later tonight and tell you guys how it goes.
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Old 10-26-2005, 02:43 AM
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Car wont start - check new thread please.

https://mustangforums.com/m_763218/m.../tm.htm#763218
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:26 PM
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My shifts don't even come close to smooth. It "chunks" into the gears. Even when the car is not running.

Thats exactly how mine is.

I thought it is supposed to be "smoother"??
nah, we have big heavy transmissions, only wimpy cars shift smoothly [8D]
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:22 AM
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It loosens up a little as you break it in. It's springloaded for a fast 2-3 shift (most common missed shift in racing). Eventually, any mustang with a stock shifter will feel sloppy.
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