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Originally posted by tyrodtom tyrodtom wrote:

I think the earlier Americans had that flexible belt in there because the through the floor pedals were almost directly connected to the engine, you'd naturally have a lot of pedal movement with the engine running.

With the remote linkage, under the dash,  like the 64 and later have,  you don't need that extra isolation.

I don't know what kind of linkage the 61-63 had.

But if there's grinding on the 2nd to 3rd upshift, and you're shifting slowly,  that's almost surely clutch adjustment.   
 Even on transmissions without any synchros,  the 2nd to 3rd is the easiest to make without getting a grind.


AMC retained the fabric inner pivot mount/isolator all the way through to the end. i replaced mine with two pieces of 20 ga sheet metal cut to a guess of the original size. i later replacet it with a heim joint. it only flexes "much" if you let the motor mounts go rotten.

the pre-64 Americans have a very short and soft clutch pedal. mine's all in in the last inch at the top (someone increased with my homemade pedal setup). the cover has only four springs in it!

if the clutch IS fully releasing, and it grinds 2 to 3, then it's synchros.


i have a pile of NEW and used T96 parts, including a tool to assemble the needles in the countershaft, if anyone want 'em. reasonable cost. i bought them new from NorthWest Trans.

lol, i could go into the T-96 rebuild business at this point, only no one would want to pay for it. i might take this seriously if more than one person asked for it. parts are gettign scarce though. i even have OD parts.

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