Hello Again All Teeners,
After 100 little projects I have the silver bullet (silver '74 2.0) back on the road, first time it has been registered since 1984.
Runs great, needs paint and perhaps a tranny freshening??????
I replaced all of the guide nylon bushings and re-centered the stick shift.
However, when down-shifting 3rd to 2nd is horrible, (GRIND!) better when I double shift.
First to second is ok, though at times if I am too aggressive it too will grind.
WHATS NEXT ON MY LIST????? remove the 1st and reverse section of the tranny? Complete rebuild?
Can hardly wait!
Many thanks for all of the great guidance over the years.
Easy stuff first- Make sure clutch the cable is adjusted to disengage clutch when the pedal is 1/3rd of the way depressed.
If you just push the lever forward going from 1st to 2nd the trans should jump into the neutral plane. This is where the dentension plate and springs in the shifter assem come in to play. Then you should be able to engage 2nd cleanly. If you want to bang gears buy a Mustang.
I remember driving a new 914 in 73, the '73 tranny was very crisp and the linkage "jump" you mentioned was really apparent.
The 'jump' on the car we are working on is much less.
All of the bushings are lubed and slide easy, I have not touched the springs in the shift assembly. Might new springs help?
Thanks for the guidance!! - Mustang? Really? grin!
Thank you VERY much for the reply.
Not sure I am ready to attack a 901 tranny - I have the books and can buy the jigs, as to the parts, is there a standard -rebuild kit- that you would recommend rather than take it apart and order what is necessary??
2nd is the most shifted and always the first to wear out in any car.
Parts are replaced after inspection. You will soon find that just 1 Porsche bearing is the cost of any other brands whole bearing kit....
There are ways to cheat the wallet, like swapping the infrequently used 5th gear parts to 2nd.
The DrEvil trans rebuild DVD is a great way to see what you are getting into and procedures.
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