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Old 05-07-2019, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default Repairing early M46 shift lever reverse lockout

Has anyone successfully repaired an early M46 shift lever? Specifically the reverse lock out. I have no spring action on the ring you pull up. Fixable or replacement time?
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:16 AM   #2
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It's fixable but you may need to update some of the parts. There were several revisions over the years. Do you know if the pull rod is a round rod threaded at one end and bent 90° at the other (#8 in the first pic) or a flat metal piece with a bend at the ends (#15 in the second pic)?




The easiest way to tell is to find where the screw in the ring is located. The early setup has a setscrew going in from the side (#9, 1st pic). The later setup has a screw that goes in from the top (#16, 2nd pic).

There's an even later setup that uses a plastic strap which is what you may end up with but everything changes. I have some parts for the early reverse setup.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:45 AM   #3
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If this is for the green 1978, that car may've been updated to the 1979-on shifter parts, since it has the shorter shift lever than it came with.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:25 PM   #4
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It is for the green '78, and it appears you are correct about the shifter. I have the later setup with the screw (#16) that goes in from the top.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:40 PM   #5
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This kit has everything you need to update to the late style.

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/7955...lar-repair-kit
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:23 PM   #6
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Thanks, ordering now.
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