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Brad
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:23 pm  Reply with quote
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I put the shiftbox back on the old motor I'm working on. the shift cables attach to a "wing" with some notches in it.

What notch should neutral be? The engine shifting appears to work but I'm not sure I have alignment (given all of the different year parts that are in the motor).

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:43 pm  Reply with quote
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The small notch.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:53 pm  Reply with quote
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The small one is the second from the inside of the five (which makes a certain amount of sense).

It seems to want to go into neutral mostly in the middle notch, though it does in the second occasionally. I wonder if I got something out of alignment or if this is a hopeless bodge.

Humm.. maybe finish putting it together and see if it will fire.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:07 pm  Reply with quote
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that's deffinetly the right notch.
are you sure you put the gears in the right way?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:16 pm  Reply with quote
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The first notch is first, natch. you have to pay attention to stacking the gears right, with the appropriate faces in the proper direction, so that the space between first and second exists.

But I'm an armchair mechanic, not even qualified to play one on TV.
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for once in his life Nate is right.

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Brad
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:23 pm  Reply with quote
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I'm an armchair mechanic also. I followed the Haynes manual and really watched how I put the gears in, but maybe I screwed it up.

Who did I hear say once, "Anyone can work on a Vespa?" My other favorite is, it's just a fucking moped.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:43 pm  Reply with quote
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Are you sure it's the right gear selector box for that engine? They have a slightly different 'reach'. Put the wrong one in and it'll eat your cruciform even faster than it normally would.

Apart from that, I'd triple check that your gears are in the right way round.
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