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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 03, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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I just finished installing the motor/tranny back in my camaro after pulled them both in an effort to fix an oil pan leak, which continues to leak! That is not my problem. I have a muncie m-22 with a hurst SS/3 and I cannot figure out why this thing will not work. I have taken off and bolted on the linkage at least 5 times, and it still will not work. The problem is that even afgetr it is installed, the shifter will not engage any of the gears, except for the first gear position and when it is in that position, my wheels spin in reverse. Anyone have an idea? Before I pulled all of the stuff out, the linkage was connected and functional, so am I just stupid or is this a simple fix that no one knows about. Is it possible to be in two gears at once and not know it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 03, 07:02 PM
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Is the reverse lever installed upside down?

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 03, 03:20 AM
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I would check what ZZ said. Muncies don't have any detents to keep them out of reverse while in a forward gear. It sounds like you put the reverse lever on upside down and aligned the rods with the transmission already in reverse gear.

Also, make sure that you didn't reverse the 1/2 and reverse rod locations on the shifter.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 03, 08:25 AM
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Make sure all levers are in nuteral postion as well as shifter before hooking up rods.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 03, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to all for the help. I got the linkage hooked up correctly and it works great. Now, for some reason, I am overheating to over 250degrees and my oil pressure is dropping all the way to 4psi. I think my gauge is faulty though, because it sounds good. Wouldn't the motor be knocking or pinging with only 4psi of oil pressure. Thanks again for the help.

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You didn't knock the oil pump pickup tube over while doing the pan did you? Is the oil gauge mechanical?

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Don't drive the car untill you have the oil pick-up tube attached good for sure definately completely all the way in there fastened tight undoubtable there. Something like that. Don't scare us like that. Even though it's not one of the rest of us's camaros it would not feel good for anothers to go down.
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