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I am an idiot!!!

Had to say it.. you guys might recall my transmission issues,,well FINALLY figured it out this weekend.. Just to show you how you can be POSITIVE you remember how something went it.. Long story short after three engine drops,, thinking I had a bent fork, an incorrect snap ring, or an unknown ailment .. I PUT THE REVERSE IDLER GEAR ON BACKWARDS,, this is the one thing I was absolutely sure I remembered how it came off..

The really good news is the tracdog is back on the road,,,, I"m so happy!!
Here's a pic of the culprit,, it's the middle gear on the left
Thanks for listening..
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Idiot...I think not. But once you hit the big five-oh and beyond, age is always a good excuse.
Lesson learned; take before and after pictures with a digital camera. The pictures are free, and priceless in the time they can save you.

I remember once back in the early 80's buying a partially restored '69 CJ5 (you know, the ones with the gas tank bomb you sat on), and after I put her all back together the damn thing would BAM!! violently out of gear as soon as you let the clutch out. That year I learned the finer points of transmission disassembly and repair. Turned out the idiot (there's that word again) who originally rebuilt it left out a simple critical part. A few bucks later and lots of beer, sweat, and swearing she was as good as new. I kept that CJ5 for 15 years until it finally succumbed to road cancer after too much time in the Chicago area.
So was the re-builder an idiot, or maybe just old???
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Amen on the pictures! I took a lot and labled every part numerically, then layed them out in order of removal. Add in the manual and it went back together like a dream.

9, glad you figured it out.
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Heh...Todd, Bryan and I looked, studied, consulted PET and had a beer then finally made a decision on my tran
when I was replacing the nose plate after a shift rod seal change, on which way that bugger went!

Glad you got it fixed!
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Good *****- glad you figured your problem out, I was thinking it was something bad like a distorted case... Todd, how bad did you want to take out the Sawsall and cut a notch in the frame to clear the shift bar? (as to be able to swing the trans down without undoing the motor)
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Good *****- glad you figured your problem out, I was thinking it was something bad like a distorted case... Todd, how bad did you want to take out the Sawsall and cut a notch in the frame to clear the shift bar? (as to be able to swing the trans down without undoing the motor)
Actually was thinking of that, I understand the guys with race cars actually do that..
I really don't mind dropping the engine, it's draining the damn fluids that I can't stand..
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So this means you'll be in for the June track event right
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I've done that with a few parts. Idiot, no. Hell I think EVERYONE that wrenches on there own junk has done that before. Good thing is YOU and a friend found it. Not a repair shop.
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So this means you'll be in for the June track event right
It's a definate maybe,, so does this mean we might BOTH be trailering our cars back ? LOL
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Come to think of it, I've rebuilt 1/2 my car twice. The first time I always forget to re-install something and have to do it over again. The other times I got lucky.

Doesn't everyone have those times where your almost done, look down and say, "oh *****!" because you see a part you forgot to install?
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On my engine removal this winter, I bagged and tagged every part/nut/bolt/washer that came off my engine drop!
Engine is back in now and I have several things left over
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I had an empty case of oil that I used for extra nuts, bolts, etc. It was half full qfter 15 years. I just figured they over engineered the cars with all my left overs...

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On my engine removal this winter, I bagged and tagged every part/nut/bolt/washer that came off my engine drop!
Engine is back in now and I have several things left over
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