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Old 09-09-2020, 05:18 PM   #3
35fordtn
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Default Re: 1935 Ford Pickup Transmission hard to get into reverse! HELP!

Hard as in it grinds gears? First and reverse are not synchronized like 2nd and 3rd, and a 1935 has straight cut low and reverse gears. Presuming you are refering to it grinding and not wanting to go in:

If it is grinding, try going into second gear then with your clutch still pressed go into first or reverse. if it stops grinding then, that usually means you just arent waiting long enough for the gears to stop spinning. If I have to go into first gear such as at a stop light etc.. I always go into second then first with the clutch still pressed. This utlizes the second gear synchronizer to stop the gears from spinning so that it will go into gear.
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