[Healeys] Gearbox Problem

Chris Dimmock austin.healey at gmail.com
Fri May 19 19:04:45 MDT 2017

Hey Bob,
Aside from a gearbox related issue, Like weak detent springs and worn shifter rods, have you had your rear brake drums balanced?
Trust me on this one. Get your rear brake drums balanced, and see if the problem goes away.... 

> On 20 May 2017, at 8:15 am, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:
> My gearbox is popping out of 4th and 4th/OD, usually coasting in gear downhill, but sometimes randomly.  Anyone know what the typical cause(s) of this are?
> My guess?  My rebuilt engine has (much) more compression, and the 'reverse torque' from coasting it causing something to flex or buckle in the box.
> TIA,
> Bob
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