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Side shifter is this normal

I am gathering parts to swap to the side shifter transmission, I bought the shifter a short time ago and while cleaning and prepping it i noticed that the shifter shaft is not completely straight on with the mechanism below.

Is this normal, or is it twisted? The picture is taken if i were looking at the top half of the shifter straight on.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:14 PM
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It's possible that the epoxy bond holding the shift lever to the lower portion (semi-ball shaped part) of the lever is failing. Put the lower part in a vice (w/ covered jaws) and try to twist / turn the shift lever. If it turns at all, you have to remove all the old epoxy and re-epoxy it (or weld it).
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before you go sticking it in a vise, compare it to a known good one, some of those shifter pieces have some kinks and bends in them.
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I have welded everyone of the ones I have had. never had a problem again.

Yea make sure you line it up like you want 1st.
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The epoxy is fine, every shifter i have ever come across has been epoxied together. My question is the alignment ok. I don't want to get this thing in the car and find out that the shifting is awkward due to alignment.
Does anyone have a pic of a knowngood shifter.
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