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Offline droptail

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can't adjust slapstick to lock in Park
« on: July 20, 2020 - 04:22:08 PM »
its hit & miss whether or not the parking paw engages in my '70 cuda, also it won't ratchet into Drive without pushing the button & pushing it almost into Neutral.
This consistent with needing to adjust the linkage to pull backwards more - but I tried & it wouldn't slide anymore rearward - any ideas?

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« Last Edit: July 20, 2020 - 04:30:42 PM by droptail »
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Re: can't adjust slapstick to lock in Park
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020 - 12:43:34 AM »
It sounds like the lever on the trans is loose and/or slopped out.
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Re: can't adjust slapstick to lock in Park
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020 - 11:48:32 AM »
I found this adjustment technique - and worked great for me:

Loosen the small bolt that clamps the shift rod (on d/s) to trans lever.
Put the slap stick in first
Push the trans rod fwd manually (while under the car) into 1st.then tighten the bolt on the "box"

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bought off the showroom floor: '70 Cuda convt - 383 bored/ported, Hemi cam, Rhodes, rollers, Mellings,  MSD, 780 Holley, LT dual 3", lowered, snubber, police chuck, discs, springs, sway bars, B&M, posi, shaker, split 15" rallyes w/295's, leather...