[Healeys] Gearbox jumping out of 4th gear coasting downhill or decelerating

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Fri Nov 10 07:54:10 MST 2017

Well, I was gonna say my balls are where they should be, but didn't.  My 
springs left a long time ago.


On 11/9/2017 10:03 PM, Patrick & Caroline Quinn wrote:
> Hello Alan
> I’m so tempted to say something about that being painful, but I won’t.
> Hoo Roo
> Patrick Quinn
> *From:*Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] *On Behalf Of 
> *Alan Seigrist
> *Sent:* Friday, 10 November 2017 1:47 PM
> *To:* Bob Spidell
> *Cc:* healeys
> *Subject:* Re: [Healeys] Gearbox jumping out of 4th gear coasting 
> downhill or decelerating
> Your balls and springs are likely missing!
> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net 
> <mailto:bspidell at comcast.net>> wrote:
> I've finally removed my geabox and done some preliminary inspection.  
> Shifting forks are worn down some--not surprising in a 200K mile 
> box--but all gears look to be in pristine condition.  One thing I 
> noticed is that the first motion shaft seems to wobble a bit, unlike 
> the output shaft with turns freely but doesn't wobble much if at all 
> (both large bearings appear to be in perfect condition).  Should the 
> rear of the first motion shaft fit snugly into the front of the output 
> (main) shaft, or is a bit of play to be expected? I've thought perhaps 
> the increased compression in the new engine might cause some 
> 'buckling' in the first/output shafts--more than the sliding hub can 
> restrain--so could this be the cause of jumping out of 4th gear?
> Also, DWR sells an uprated 3-4 sliding hub, which it claims eliminates 
> the 'jumping out of gear problem,' so this issue is apparently not 
> uncommon.
> Bob
> --------------------------------
> Bob Spidell - San Jose, CA

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