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What is the reason I don't have the pointer in the right position? The little plastic arm broke so had to replace it. Now it doesn't line up. Thanks for any help. Luppy

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I'm trying to recall how it looks at the other end of the cable (farthest from the pointer) but isn't it adjustable there?

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luppy wrote:

What is the reason I don't have the pointer in the right position? The little plastic arm broke so had to replace it. Now it doesn't line up. Thanks for any help. Luppy


Luppy, this is a great thread and I can't wait for the solution as I have the exact same issue! Well, I guess not quite the same as my indicator didn't break, but when I cheered up my motor and I unhooked the linkage, and upon reinstalling the linkage, the indicator seems to be off by one move.  So, hopefully I can piggy back on your thread.



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The end of the indicator fits on a curved rod which connects to the shift tube on the column. See first photo. The next three are to show the indicator as it is shifted from park to reverse and so on. The shift from park to reverse moves to the neutral postion. It all use to line up before the plastic arm broke.

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Ah, now it makes sense. I was thinking it was like the later cars that used a cable. I guess I've never had to adjust one of those, sorry.

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When you bolt in the indicator assembly there's no adjustment on those mounting holes is there?

I can try to check the service manual tonight.

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When you bolt in the indicator assembly there's no adjustment on those mounting holes is there?

 Hi Carl

No there are only the for ho;es for the screws that hold the indicator to the speedo assembly. I was wondering if there is something missing on the shift tube that the curved rod attaches to. After I finished with the install there was an extra machine screw on the floor that I have no idea where it came from. Thanks for checking this for me. I do have a couple of books but there is nothing to show this in either manual.

Luppy

 



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I have just figured out this problem. You have to remove the plate that attaches to the dash that cover the steering column. When this is removed there is an adjustment screw, 1/4", to make the pointer line up with the proper letter that the transmission is in. See photos.



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This is where a Factory Service Manual comes in, should be the second thing we all buy after getting the car. Sometimes sellers include them with the car. I got the FSM for my latest purchase, a Corvette 3 days after it landed at my garage. It is a two volume set and a third for the optional engine but really an indispensable resource for any old car. 

Good for you to figure it out. 



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luppy wrote:

I have just figured out this problem. You have to remove the plate that attaches to the dash that cover the steering column. When this is removed there is an adjustment screw, 1/4", to make the pointer line up with the proper letter that the transmission is in. See photos.


 Ah, I've seen this on the '64 columns I've had apart ... Good to know.



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I am checking my 68 out tonight to see if there is any similarities in adjusting my indicator. Very good to know.

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69 is the same thing, little screw into a slotted nut to adjust the spring steel indicator.

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