Putting in reverse

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Putting in reverse

Postby randyfloden » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:04 pm

I am restoring a 1947 cub and replaced the gear shift gasket and now am unable to shift into reverse.
Any ideas on what may have happened?

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Re: Putting in reverse

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:44 pm

Randy, Welcome to the Forum. Take off the shifter and make sure the two forks are lined up across from each other. The ball on the end of the shifter then needs to fit in the middle of the forks. Also check and make sure that neither fork is loose on the shaft or cracked.

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Re: Putting in reverse

Postby randyfloden » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:09 pm

Thanks much. That is, the problem. Dumb question but how do I get the two forks to line up. They don't seem to want to move

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Re: Putting in reverse

Postby Eugene » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:34 pm

randyfloden wrote:Dumb question but how do I get the two forks to line up. They don't seem to want to move
Depress the clutch pedal with one hand and move the fork(s) with the other.

Another method is to rock the tractor while moving the fork(s).
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Putting in reverse

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:11 pm

If the shifter is still off also check this. At the front and back of the opening there are shallow depressions with a hole in the bottom of each; just inside the edge of the gasket surface. Oil is splashed into the depression by the gears and then the hole drips oil onto the bearing. Sometimes the holes get clogged up. They can be cleaned out with a piece of wire, etc.

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Re: Putting in reverse

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:46 pm

It takes a pretty good shove to move those forks with the shifter off, there are detent balls that hold them in place.
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Re: Putting in reverse

Postby randyfloden » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:59 pm

Thanks for all the great advice. I was able to resolve thanks to all of your great comments.
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Thanks much


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