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07-21-2019 11:07 PM
jckevin It does pop out of R sometimes
07-21-2019 09:29 PM
Jim G If the trans in your car doesn't pop out of reverse. Then is fine. Just reuse the 3 gears and the fork.
07-21-2019 06:47 PM
jckevin Thanks everyone. My bellhousing is fine to use. A lot of the parts in that 78 gear box, can possibly be other NEW parts. I've got doubts about my reverse gear, for example, and I am told those are really hard to find. For $100 i cannot go wrong if even a few parts in there are good.
07-21-2019 03:16 PM
bianchi2 I think one of the trannys need a belhousing that has holes cut into it for the shift forks to pass thru
07-20-2019 06:32 PM
pantera928 ARwrench beat me to it. 1978 did not have the sensors on the bell housing
07-20-2019 06:14 PM
ARwrench ...and after you rebuild the 78' you will have to use the 83' bellhousing.
07-20-2019 08:20 AM
jckevin I wouldn't put the transmission in without doing those things first. Reverse is another common issue.
07-20-2019 06:53 AM

They are the same. But putting in a trans that hasn`t been rebuilt is a mistake as in general there are two issues that need to be fixed. 1- the first gear syncro design. See the "Sticky" in the trans area. 2- 2nd gear syncros are the most problemsome and should be replaced.
07-19-2019 11:36 AM
Transmissions question

I couldn't quickly find the answer although I'm sure it's here somewhere.

I've got an 83 Spider.

Does a tranny from a 78 work in the 83 or are they completely different? I'm guessing they're not the same.

Lemme know!

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