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Does anyone have a rubber seal that goes on top of the upper sliding disk and the thin metal washer below the shifter rod? I have a few rubber seals that were presented to me as the part in question, but both different. One looks like it should be the correct part, but it's pretty narrow for what it seems like it should be. The other one is larger and cupped. It looks more like the grease cup that goes on the pivot ball of the clutch fork. The inner opening is about the same on them. Then I have a third one that is slightly larger around, and to me seems a little too loose on the shifter mount. On top of all of this, when I pulled back the boot from the shift tower, I noticed that there were 3 sliding plates- one larger bottom plate, and 2(!) upper plates stacked together. Has anyone ever seen this? This is craziness. :rolleyes:
 

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Like this? This is a later tailhousing with the one piece shift rod. A cupped plate right below the cast shift rod holder. Then a cupped seal,open end down. Next a thin shiny slider, and then 2 more sliders on top of the tower cover.
Dean Russell has the seal at Trail Auto 313-561-3327. He probably has all the plates and steel rubber seal holder as well.
 

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Gordon, when you say later housing, how much later? My '86 and '87 only have two sliding plates, and the shop manual that covers the series 3 spiders diagram shows two plates.
Is the rubber seal you're using the same as the one on the clutch fork?
 

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As suggested, Give Dean Russell a call. He has the parts suppliers and experience with all the variations to give you the exact year. I did not need that information, as the pictured racing transmission was built from parts at hand, and as such, is a mix of parts. I called Dean to discuss what I had, and he identified required missing parts.
 

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Shift Tower Seal

I got one from IAP for $7.45 Seemed a bit expensive but it's in there.

MY problem is my middle boot. See image below.

When I took my 86 engine/trans out for rebuild the boots were almost glued together by time. The one clamp that holds the outer boot is easy, the one (that I don't have) that holds the inner boot to the transmission just doesn't stay on. IF I would have know of this, I probably would have ground in a better groove for the boot to take hold.

ANY SUGGESTIONS from somebody who has done this?

I'm starting my own thread in a moment.
 

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BIG zip tie? Maybe a hose clamp? It can't be oily inside the boot or on the aluminum for anything to hold.
 

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MY problem is my middle boot. See image below.

When I took my 86 engine/trans out for rebuild the boots were almost glued together by time. The one clamp that holds the outer boot is easy, the one (that I don't have) that holds the inner boot to the transmission just doesn't stay on. IF I would have know of this, I probably would have ground in a better groove for the boot to take hold.
It's not the groove that secures it, but a clamp like the one for the radiator hose, only long enough to go around the shift tower. They're kind of hard to find locally - You usually have to either find them at an appliance repair parts house or one of the usual Alfa parts sources. It's #3 below. The part I originally inquired about is #5.
 

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