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Old 08-12-2019, 08:25 PM   #1
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Got my dad's transmission apart and one of the shifter forks is worn where the shift lever ball slides into it. Does anyone have any experience fixing these. They do not seem like they are being reproduced, surprising as everything else is.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:32 PM   #2
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Check your Local Model A club,I'm sure someone has a few sets lying around they would be glad to donate.!
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:33 PM   #3
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Usually 2nd & 3rd fork is worn. Switch the forks & use the worn one for 1st & rev the good one for 2 nd & 3rd.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:37 PM   #4
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The slots can be welded up and milled. Beware of the repos they are terrible.

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Old 08-12-2019, 10:46 PM   #5
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I had this problem and was lucky enough to find an old-fashioned welding and tool repair shop in a nearby town. Just one guy in the workshop behind his house. He welded up the ball and the forks and they work great. Also worked on my steering arms. Maybe someone in your area is still doing this work. It doesn't take special Model A expertise, they just need to restore the slot to square and make it the proper width for the ball.
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:27 AM   #6
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Frank, contact me off-line as I can supply you with restored ones.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:07 AM   #7
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Thanks for advice. Will consider options.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:35 PM   #8
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frank I can restore your forks and have some all done
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:50 PM   #9
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Bert,s Model A could provide a good original one.

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Old 08-16-2019, 10:08 AM   #10
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If the notches on the forks are worn, good chance the ball on the lever is too.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:12 PM   #11
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A tower overhaul seminar is a good project for a club seminar. The attached article is about one that was conducted for my local club.

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