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  1. Aschenbrenerm

    Aschenbrenerm New Member

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    So.. it's been about 7 months since I've had my Barton installed. I'm still getting a clunking or better described as a popping / knocking noise whenever I go over bumps at any moderate speed. Obviously not ideal to go over said bumps, but unavoidable at times. I can actually feel the knock under the plate where my shifter is. I've been under the car about a half dozen times trying to figure it out.

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  2. enormous

    enormous Active Member Established Member

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    It is a pain in the ass but I suggest going over every nut and bolt touched during the assembly.
     
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  3. Catmonkey

    Catmonkey I Void Warranties! Premium Member Established Member

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    You wouldn't be the first to have installed the transmission cross member upside down either. Not saying that's your issue, but if you left the transmission mount on the transmission, it's an easy mistake to make.
     
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    Aschenbrenerm New Member

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    I had it installed by a local garage. The guy has been working on mustangs for 30 some odd years... but as you said, mistakes can happen.

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  5. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    Let us know in this thread how you make out. Helps others with a similar issue, down the road.

    How do you like the Barton shifter?
     
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  6. Aschenbrenerm

    Aschenbrenerm New Member

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    The shifter itself is awesome. Significantly shorter thrown than the factory. Only issue is this noise / clunk.

    One problem I had was one of the return springs were turned sideways from the factory. Fixed that a few months ago but the problem noise still didn't go away

    Been trying to get a hold of Barton but no luck.

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  7. Mojo88

    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    Interesting that you like it. U R right, the throw is shorter. I drove a supercharged 2012 GT with a Barton and I absolutely detested that shifter. I've been banging gears for ~50 years and driven many, many stick shift muscle cars and that Barton was the WORST shifting experience EVER, beyond any doubt. I suppose there is always a chance it was not installed correctly.... whatever.

    Anyway, good luck with yours and I hope you find your problem. I totally concur with @enormous about checking every nut and bolt touched during installation.

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  8. Aschenbrenerm

    Aschenbrenerm New Member

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    Thanks mojo!
     
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    HKusp Active Member Established Member

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    I had a Barton Gen1 in my car and recently replaced it with an MGW Gen 1 and they are very similar. The reason I replaced it was I was on a time crunch to get it done and the Barton had an issue where I believe a bushing was worn out because I had a lot of side to side play in it. Because I know they carry Barton, I contacted American Muscle to see if they could get me contact info and they did. I called them and spoke with with Tanya, pronounced Tan (like the color) Ya. I explained to her what was going on and asked if they would take it in and refurbish my shifter. She explained that they don't do that but if I emailed Dave about the issue, he would get me all new bushings. I did and he dropped me new leg and linkage bushings in the mail. Very nice people and was an easy process. I haven't messed with fixing it just yet, but with all this extra time on my hands now with the pandemic, I may venture into it this week.
     
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  10. Aschenbrenerm

    Aschenbrenerm New Member

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    Thanks bud! I'll contact the Barton team and hopefully they can figure something out!
     
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    HKusp Active Member Established Member

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    I wish you luck. Please report back as to what happens.
     
  12. CobraBob

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    Always nice to hear about good customer service! Nice that Barton sent you a new leg and linkage bushings, no questions asked.
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