Wobly gearstick

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Wobly gearstick

Post by martinclan » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:46 pm

The more bits I take apart on my Marina based Marlin the more issues I find..
The gearbox itself is actually new - or it was 30 years ago just before it was taken off the road. Still covered in green paint! But I guess nothing was done to the gear change mechanism when the gearbox was changed so there is rather a lot of slack in it. I noticed, from the Haynes manual, there seem to be a couple of things that can be renewed (cup for the gearstick ball for example) but is it still possible to get such ietms? Maybe something can be used from another marque? I know the internals of the gearbox are the same as some triumphs, but the gear change seems to be completely different?
Any suggestions gratefully received :-D
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Re: Wobly gearstick

Post by JubileeNut » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:52 pm

There is a gear stick on Ebay and I think Rimmer Bros do the plastic cup on the yoke under the gear stick.
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Re: Wobly gearstick

Post by Pont.skins » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:42 pm

martinclan wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:46 pm The more bits I take apart on my Marina based Marlin the more issues I find..
The gearbox itself is actually new - or it was 30 years ago just before it was taken off the road. Still covered in green paint! But I guess nothing was done to the gear change mechanism when the gearbox was changed so there is rather a lot of slack in it. I noticed, from the Haynes manual, there seem to be a couple of things that can be renewed (cup for the gearstick ball for example) but is it still possible to get such ietms? Maybe something can be used from another marque? I know the internals of the gearbox are the same as some triumphs, but the gear change seems to be completely different?
Any suggestions gratefully received :-D
Cheers, Robin
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Re: Wobly gearstick

Post by locost_bryan » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:19 am

Have a look in this thread, might be the answer for you. Pretty sure it's been discussed elsewhere in the Technical Forum.
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Re: Wobly gearstick

Post by MARINAMADBAZ » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:29 pm

check the locating pin on the gearbox stick hole top that helps locate the stick
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Re: Wobly gearstick

Post by MarinaCoupe » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:25 am

This is the bush that the gearstick ball sits in. https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-DAM3045
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Re: Wobly gearstick

Post by martinclan » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:24 pm

Thanks all.
I checked the gearstick and it appears good. Wouldn't have expected the steel balls to wear but you never know. So it looks like a new cup is in order.
Cheers Robin

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