Classic/Antique Car Repair/1955 Thunderbird transmission
Have a 1955 thunderbird with a 3 speed manual transmission(no overdrive). The transmission shifts into and out of the gears just fine but slips out of second gear with any amount of gas peddle applied. It does not slip out of the other 2 gears. I have been told it could be the shifting forks or synchromesh operation for the gear? Please elaborate or suggest solution of what should lock that gear into 2nd gear. Also the car is in Sarasota Fl. if you could recommend someone to repair or inspect if necessary. Thanks for your help. Dan
I think you may have accidentally selected the wrong category...so at the bottom of my response, I have a couple suggestions that might help you.
For starters, I have volunteered to answer questions that relate to “Automotive Wooden Interior Trim” - specifically the “Real” wood trim parts found in Jaguars, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Bentleys, BMWs, Jensen Healeys, Austin Healeys, Triumphs - etc. etc. etc.
I do appreciate you asking me a question, however that is NOT in my area expertise.
Should you or any of your fellow automotive enthusiasts have interior wood trim in their vehicles....and IF that wood is having trouble.....I can help.
OH, and for what it is worth, I would think that you Might be able to find or order a repair manual for your car, either from a Local Parts Store or Amazon, Borders or maybe on eBay etc. etc. It would be a good idea to have one, if you are going to do mechanical work yourself.
Also for what it is worth, I would think that you might want to search for a classic/vintage car club in your area. Many folks in clubs are very helpful people and may be able to help you find your answer...making a friend or two in that "world" would be very helpful, especially if you are going to do mechanical work yourself. Who knows, maybe one of those folks has had the same problem or can assist you personally with the answer to your question.
(I would appreciate you taking the time to Rate my response....thanks)