Now here is something that Iíve never had happen before. It was 23 degrees outside. Went out and started up the T and let her warm up. Everything fine. Backed out of the driveway and started in low to go foreword .. went to push the lever forward and it didnít quite go all the way forward. So, when I tried to shift into high gear it slipped. I pushed harder on the lever and got it into high gear, but this happened a few times on my trip to the store and back. Too cold to go out and tinker today. Anyone have this lever resistance ? Was thinking it might be brake rod related.
Maybe, but since this is the first time it happened it might be worthwhile to pull up the floor boards and watch the linkages as you move the brake lever forward and aft. Especially watch to make sure that the high clutch lever bolt is tracking well on the cam and that the cam surface is well greased.
A simple possibility is that your floorboard has slipped and is jamming the lever. This happens often if the car has been jounced around in a trailer, but it can happen in normal driving, too.
Yeah ... that's what I was thinking too as a first step. But it's soooo cold outside. I'll wait until it gets warmer in the next week or so. It is odd ... never had that happen before.
No ... floorboards are set in right ... checked that first off.
Silly question maybe but did it want to "spring" back and you overcame the "springyness" like the brake rods were bending?
That might tell the rear brake cams were giving you grief.
Did the issue stop after thorough warm-up?
Could be too long rods, or possibly, something in the brake system is frozen? If this is the first time it has happened, I would suspect the latter.
Well, everything has been working text book fine for months .. so I suspect itís weather and / or road salt related. I had felt a little slipping when shifting into high a couple of days ago and was planning to do a little clutch / low gear adjusting. Maybe the weather aggravated this need for adjustment. Itís been in the teens for a high the past week.
Still kind of recovering from kidney stone surgery ... so will have to be patient and wait until Iím 100% and itís warmer.
Possible the emergency brake cams didn't release all the way.... frozen ???? or just needing a few drops of oil ????? I agree with Norman Kling.
Wouldn't be anything to do with the rods since nothing was done to alter length.
I'm with Bob Jablonski. I had a brake cam go over-center and kept the car from going into high.