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Replacing a selector shaft on rod change
« on: July 12, 2020, 04:37:32 PM »
Hi guys

Looks like my selector shaft is stuffed very worn and has been redrilled etc. has anyone replaced these and knows where I could get one from. My Moke is a 1980


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Re: Replacing a selector shaft on rod change
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 05:09:41 PM »
Hi,
Is it the shaft that comes out of the remote gear shift or the one that comes out of the gearbox?
Those shafts are very hard and usually its the pin that wears out.
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Re: Replacing a selector shaft on rod change
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2020, 06:43:25 PM »
Hi sorry for the late reply it’s the one that comes out of the gearbox. Basically it was a removal that went very bad requiring an angle grinder.  I’m now in the position of having to replace the selector shaft nightmare

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Re: Replacing a selector shaft on rod change
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2020, 07:26:34 PM »
Hi,

I cleaned one up today in the process of putting it away for storage but if you haven't sourced one let me know.

You are aware that at a minimum it is an engine out, diff off at least if you are lucky but mostly likely engine off the gearbox effort and a lot of bits out of the gearbox to fix it.

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Re: Replacing a selector shaft on rod change
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 09:55:38 AM »
Hi Terry,

The engine is removed from the car, and yes I would be interested in getting one from you. However I'm not overly sure my skills and lack of a engine stand will help me. My thoughts are taking it to a engine place I might get them to replace the seals and change the clutch etc. I would be keen to understand what you recmon it would cost for all this work. Also any recommendations of a mechanic preferrably down nearish the mornighton peninsula in victoria.

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Re: Replacing a selector shaft on rod change
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2020, 04:37:23 PM »
Hi,

Tovon Auto in Seaford is the only business workshop down that way that I know of the specialises in Minis and Mokes that I would say has the knowledge or experience to attempt to try it through the diff housing. You might find someone else, backyard hobbyist style, that might offer to do it for you if you ask around on FB or whatever others sites you frequent.

Cost wise it really is a piece of string and if you want to get other stuff sorted out as well and then if you know or don't know the history of the gearbox do you want someone to sort out any issues as well so very hard to give you an idea, but it could be 30 minutes to many hours . Last year I spent 3 hours solid trying to manipulate the same pieces through the diff housing trying to get them lined up and while showing the owner what I was trying to do he touched the shaft and it all fell into place, go figure.

What I did learn from last years effort was don't disconnect the rod change and move the engine around when it is in Reverse or things fall out of place and you have to remove the engine you just fitted into the car to get the diff housing off.

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Re: Replacing a selector shaft on rod change
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2020, 05:25:53 PM »
thanks terry do you want to sell me a shaft ill give the guy in seaford a call. 

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Re: Replacing a selector shaft on rod change
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2020, 07:26:32 PM »
What I did learn from last years effort was don't disconnect the rod change and move the engine around when it is in Reverse or things fall out of place

Now I know why my gearbox fell to pieces ::)

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Re: Replacing a selector shaft on rod change
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2020, 07:37:22 PM »
Now I know why my gearbox fell to pieces ::)

Probably not the problem. There is no lose pieces in the box, you just can't select any gears.

In this case if the selector 'lug' is in the reverse position and you move the gearbox around like in this case removed it off the engine and then put it back on again, the shaft with the selector lug can roll over and leave it out of position. When it is back in the car and you connect it all up the lug is no longer in reverse and you cant select any gear. We took the engine out, the diff out and then poked and prodded to get everything in position to get the lug back into reverse and then across into neutral where it can't roll out of position.

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Re: Replacing a selector shaft on rod change
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2020, 07:51:44 PM »
the shaft with the selector lug can roll over and leave it out of position
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the lug is no longer in reverse and you cant select any gear.

My sister came up to the shed this afternoon and was keen to learn the inner workings of the spare gearbox. Halfway through my explanation, that's exactly what happened!

Oh well. It was only a parts box anyway. I'm sure if I tried hard enough it would go back into place ;D