Thanks for the questions – and
Thanks for the questions – and the input.
The transmission now has about 15K on it. I tend to be fairly gentle on the drive train, but I would think that any break in would have occurred.
The Syncro rings (hard steel ring, about 4 inches in daim, with a ½” gap and rough surface on the out side, one for each gear) are all new except for reverse. The old ones were visibly warn and now reside in my old parts box. The sliders were new from Ruttlands.
Regarding the dogs – I recall 4 components in and around the syncor ring channel. There where 2 half circle pieces that were apparently made of spring steel that applied outward pressure on the syncro ring when the syncor ring started to engage. One for either direction – (are these what is referred to as the “dogs”.) I do not recall in detail if there was a direction in which I put these.
There were two “T” shaped forgings, (I think these are the dogs), I remember one being longer than the other. One of them drove the half circle pieces (mentioned above) from the driving shaft. The other allowed the half circle pieces to push/rotate the Syncor ring. Thus, when the syncro ring started to engage, depending on direction (down shift or up shift) one of the half circle rings would be compressed in the “Syncro slot” causing the Syncro ring to expand and engage more strongly with the teeth on the slider. I do remember a distinct difference between where the “long T or dog” and where the “short T or dog” were place but I do not remember what the positions were. I put them back in as the manual depicted – it has a good picture of the Syncor assembly.
Also – I should add, My Gear “hit” is probably a relative issue. Anyone know anybody in the Sacramento area with experience that could drive the car and tell me if I’m over-reacting.