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  1. GodStang

    GodStang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This is a mod that has been out there for years and its super easy and quick just hate I waited this long to do it. It helps with better shifting when installing an aftermarket shifter.

    P/N: 65277 Copper Washers
    Socket: 12 point 15/16"
    Anti-Seize Compound
    Torque to 30 ft/lbs per Ford Manual.

    I picked up a pack of two copper washers P/N 65277 for $7 shipped off amazon since none of my local auto parts stores had any. If you can get them from your store they are less than $2.

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    The Shift Detent bolt is towards the back of the transmission on the passenger side. It is a 15/16" socket. Using a 12 point made it easier:

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    We removed it and cleaned the threads. This is what it looks like:

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    Here are the two copper washers placed on it before reinstalling. We put anti-seize on it and torqued to 30 ft/lbs per Ford Manual.

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    I have to say it is a really nice mod and the shifter does feel much better.
     
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  2. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    Yeah, Josh, that's an old, inexpensive and effective mod for the T-56 shifter. Easy to do, too. I wonder how many Terminator owners don't know about it.
     
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    M240Bravo Well-Known Member Established Member

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    never heard of this, might have to do this if I ever get my cobra out again.
     
  4. BLOWN9646

    BLOWN9646 E85 COBRA Established Member

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    Just picked up a couple from Napa, thanks for the info!
     
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    olympic Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Is this something I should consider on a Magnum? Mines out right now so it would be easy to do.
     
  6. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Did mine years ago and made a huge difference. Sucker is kind of a PITA to get to. Did mine on a lift.
     
  7. GodStang

    GodStang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I am not sure on that one.

    Yep did mine on a lift also.

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  8. slo984now

    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    Were you able to get to it with a shorty socket? My car is on jack stands again so I might attempt this.
     
  9. GodStang

    GodStang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Crap I meant to take a picture of the tools. We use a 8" - 3/8" breaker bar. A 3/8" to 1/2" reducer (smaller to bigger) and a normal size 15/16" socket. it fit in just fine except had to work around the exhaust. I have 3" pipes so if you have 2.5" it will have more room.
     
  10. slo984now

    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    I have to work around the back cats since I put the stock mid pipe back on.
     
  11. BLOWN9646

    BLOWN9646 E85 COBRA Established Member

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    Couple questions. Why 12pt socket and not 6? and why adapter instead of just using 1/2" drive ?
     
  12. biminiLX

    biminiLX never stock Established Member

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    Same question. If your Magnum is out, can you check it?
    You do this mod on T56s with stock or aftermarket shifter?
    I have a stock Tremec 6060 in the garage but it’s a remote mount shifter.
    The Magnum XL in car is direct mount shifter.
    -J
     
  13. GodStang

    GodStang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    So I was super lazy and put it on the lift and worked from there removing nothing else. 12pt let you move in smaller increments and the adapter I chose just helped with angle and distance. I was working between the tunnel and transmission so space is limited. If you drop the transmission some or remove the exhaust or have it completely out then 6-pt with and 1/2" would be perfect.

     
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  14. 351stang

    351stang Beast ZL1 Established Member

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    Maybe a dump question, but what is it?
     
  15. GodStang

    GodStang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    What is what? It tells you in the first sentence what it is. It is a mod to help with notchiness that some people have with aftermarket shifters.
     
  16. big dad

    big dad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Just remove or unbolt the rear trans crossmember, that will give you additional clearance, that's what I did. The trans will lower enough.
     
  17. 351stang

    351stang Beast ZL1 Established Member

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    Thanks! What is the part that was modded, reverse switch?


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  18. slo984now

    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    It's the piece that pushes against the shift rod. This mod lightens the pressure on the shift rod.
     
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    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It controls the detent between shifts
     
  20. GodStang

    GodStang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yes this would be the smart way. We chose the lazy way even with it on lift and transmission jack 3 feet away.
     

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