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    How do I compress the anti-rattle spring and plunger while reinstalling the shifter? I put pre-lube grease on both ends of the spring and stuck the plunger to that, but there's no mechanical means to hold them together while inserting the gearbox lever. Appears that the spring needs to be compressed, but I don't want the plunger to shoot across the garage of just into the shifter area of the gearbox. Is there some trick out there that I need to know about?
    Brian Cunningham
    1973 CF4325U Overdrive has been added
    "Liz's" Plate is: T-AH6

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    No need to compress when I have reinstalled. Just pack stick with grease to hold in place while installing.
    '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
    Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
    Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
    Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
    Redlines always.
    My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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      Years ago I bought a replacement anti rattle spring, from TRF probably, that was WAY to long to fit, so I just shortened it a bit.
      CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
      2nd owner, since 1975
      Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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        Originally posted by baws View Post
        Years ago I bought a replacement anti rattle spring, from TRF probably, that was WAY to long to fit, so I just shortened it a bit.
        Excellent - a Plan B in case my better half and I fail the 2 person option to steady the shifter whilst dropping it in place. Thanks.

        Funny how the obvious is always right under your nose, and you just don't see it.
        Brian Cunningham
        1973 CF4325U Overdrive has been added
        "Liz's" Plate is: T-AH6

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