Gearchange cable and selector rod (automatic transmission) adjustment
Refer to Fig. 6.14 and pull back the rubber boot.
Extract the split pin and remove the washer and clevis pin.
Make sure the selector rod is screwed in tightly and push it fully into the transmission case.
Warning: Do not attempt to start the engine with the selector rod disconnected.
Refit the clevis pin into the selector rod yoke and check the measurement. 'A' which should be 0.781 in (20 mm) (Fig. 6.14). 6 If the measurement obtained is not correct make any adjustment by slackening the yoke locknut and turning the yoke in or out until the required dimension is obtained.
Tighten the locknut and ensure that the yoke is set squarely to the bellcrank lever arm.
Select 'N' in the transmission unit by pulling the selector rod fully out and then pushing it back in by one detent. The measurement at 'A' should now be 1.45 in (37 mm).
Select 'N' on the quadrant with the gear selector and adjust the outer cable using the adjustment nut. Adjustment is considered correct when the clevis pin can be easily refitted.
Before finally reconnecting ensure that the yoke ends on the selector cable and rod are square to the belicrank lever.
To test the gearchange cable and selector rod adjustment first start the engine and move the gear lever to the R position. Check that reverse is engaged. Slowly move the lever back towards the N position, checking that the gear is disengaged just before or as soon as the lever drops into the N position on the quadrant.
Repeat the test procedure for the first gear (1) position.
If necessary re-adjust the outer cable slightly to obtain the corrct operating condition.
Make sure that all adjustment and locknuts are tight and the clevis pins are secure.
Pack the rubber boots with Duckhams Lammol grease or equivalent and refit. When a weather protection shield is used it should now be refitted.
Governor control rod (automatic transmission) - adjustment
For this adjustment a tachometer is needed.
Start the engine and run it until it reaches normal operating temperature.
Refer to Chapter 3 and ensure that the carburettor settings are correct.
Disconnect the governor control rod at the carburetior.
Insert a 0.25 in (6.4 mm) diameter rod through the hole in the governor control rod bellcrank lever and into the hole in the transmission casing (Fig. 6.15).
Slacken the locknut and adjust the length of the rod to suit the carburettor linkage in the tickover position.
Reconnect the governor control rod to the carburettor. Tighten the balljoint locknut and remove the checking rod from the bellcrank lever.
Gearchange lever housing and cable (automatic transmission) - removal and refitting
Remove the weather protection cover from the converter housing if one is fitted.
Pull back the rubber sleeve and disconnect the gearchange cable by removing the clevis pin.
Slacken the yoke clamp nut and remove the yoke, nut, rubber ferrules, and sleeve.
Remove the adjustment nuts from the outer cable and pull the cable clear of the transmission.
Release the cable clip from the floor panel.
Remove the front floor covering.
Make a note of their relative positions, then, disconnect the electrical leads from the inhibitor switch.
Undo and remove the four screws and spring washers that secure the gearchange lever housing. Carefully pull the cable through the rubber dust excluder and remove the housing and cable assembly.
Refitting the gearchange lever housing and cable is the reverse sequence to removal. Adjust the cable and selector rod as described in Section 21 and the inhibitor switch as described in Section 20.
Gearchange lever housing and cable (automatic transmission) - dismantling and reassembly
Remove the assembly as described in Section 23.
Hold the assembly in a vice and then undo and remove the setscrews that secure the quadrant to the housing.
Release the reverse return spring from the base of the housing and remove the quadrant and lever assembly.
Unscrew the cable securing nuts from the front of the housing; pull the cable from the housing and release it from the gearchange lever plunger.
Wash all parts and inspect moving parts for wear. Obtain new parts as necessary.
Reassembling the gearchange lever housing and cable is the reverse sequence to removal. Thoroughly lubricate all moving parts with grease.