Gear Shifter

4. Check to determine whether or not shifter rod is correctly adjusted so that when handlever is moved to any gear position in shifter guide, transmission lever moves to just the right position to fully engage shifter clutch and shifter cam spring plunger (inside transmission).

5. Adjust as follows: Locate handlever in shifter guide "neutral" position, disconnect shifter rod from handlever and, with slight backward and forward movement, carefully "feel" transmission lever into exact position- where shifter cam spring plunger (inside transmission) seats fully in retaining notch. Next, see that handlever is in exact "neutral" position in the guide and adjust length of shifter rod so shifter rod end hole lines up with hole in handlever. Insert bolt and tighten nut. It is advisable to repeat this check in "low" and "second" gears to be sure of having best all-around adjustment.

After each adjustment of front chain, also whenever any irregularity is noticed with shifting and positive engagement in different gear positions, adjustment of this rod must be checked.

CAUTION: Shifter control must be kept in correct adjustment; otherwise driving dogs on shifter clutches will not fully engage in the different positions and are likely to become damaged from jumping out of engagement under driving load.

When shifter clutches become worn or damaged to the extent of jumping out of engagement under driving load, even though shifter control is correctly adjusted, transmission must be serviced as explained under "Overhauling Transmission and Clutch," Page 126.

Checking and Adjusting Clutch Control

1940 and Earlier Models

With footpedal (16) in full disengaged position— heel down, clutch lever (1) should stand about square across top of transmission, with just a little clearance from raised portion of transmission case cover. Adjust when found needed by lengthening or shortening foot-pedal rod (21). Following this adjustment, set foot-pedal (16) in full engaged position—toe down, locsen lock nut (3), and adjust screw (2) so that end of lever (1) has about 'a inch free movement, back and forward. Turn screw to right for less free movement; left for more.

CAUTION: If end of lever (1) has no free movement, clutch will not hold properly. If too much free movement is allowed, clutch will drag when in dis-nged position, and consequently, transmission shift hard, clash and eventually become dam-

CAUTION: If end of lever (1) has no free movement, clutch will not hold properly. If too much free movement is allowed, clutch will drag when in dis-nged position, and consequently, transmission shift hard, clash and eventually become dam-

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