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Many gear box instructions tell you not to pre select, the problem your having is because of that.


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Here are a couple of pictures of a Pete similar to yours, with a sleeper, set up to pull a gooseneck hitch flatbed with cars on it that was at a local South Carolina show yesterday.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/88ff2679-040c-4084-9cfe-fc52.jpg
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/e4e68a83-e060-423c-965d-c97f.jpg

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I will try not preselecting on the way down and see what she does. Also an update for you guys! Found out why I was losing prime. Whoever went through the fuel system last put the wrong I ring on the check valve. The oring was way too big and just jammed in there. Also because of that the fitting worked itself loose and was sucking air. All new fuel lines and filter on it tomorrow!
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Update for you guys. New fuel lines on, and replaced the oring on the check valve. Transmission "problem" was indeed just my driving. I'm not ashamed to admit that I dont know much about it. But I'm learning everyday. My clutch brake is a completely broken the ears that hold it from free spinning were snapped off. I picked up a new one and plan to put that on soon. Also the air leak I had in my park valve, turned out to be a cracked hose feeding the old windshield wiper switch. I'm switching those to electric anyway. So far most of the problems seem to be turning out minor. Does anyone have suggestions on best place for new guages? Id like to get everything working and updated to new style. Thanks.
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If you just need a couple gauges to replace mismatched that are there search e bay for what you need, most of the ga co's don't have all the ga's matched for what is needed.


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Stewart Warner used to be an industry standard for many makes and models .
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Aaron (3/16/2019)
Many gear box instructions tell you not to pre select, the problem your having is because of that.

Aaron, which boxes say to NOT pre select ? All the Roadrangers I've run since back into the 70s.....the drivers instructions say to pre select all range shifts and NEVER change the range selector while the stick is in neutral and the truck is in motion. I'm not a transmission mechanic at all, so never understood why. It never seemed to make a difference in the shifts though. I ran an SST-11 for a short time and don't remember the instructions on that....maybe never knew ? 
 
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We need to distinguish between range and splits.
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Stretch (3/28/2019)
We need to distinguish between range and splits.

We're talking about 10 speeds, so no splitter shifts.....but the old driver instruction manuals for 18s, one a '90, one a '97, in front of me....say pre select the splitter too. When I was taught 46 years ago, on a RTO-913, Dad taught me to shift the main first and bring the splitter back to direct as I was completing the shift on upshifts and pre select the splitter into over as you start to move the lever on a down shift. I shifted them this way for years. I wish I had a RTO-913 manual to see what it said.
The manual for my RTO-14615  ( '83) also says never move range or deep reduction levers while the main is in neutral and truck is moving 
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Mad a few minutes to get under the truck and pull the old clutch brake out. Got a new one from napa for 30 bucks. Put that in and she glides into gear while stopped very nicely. Also I havent had any issues with shifting since I select low range in the neutral position, at a very low speed. I realized that I can idle along in 6th at a fairly slow pace, and downshifting further is rarely necessary. But I believe my speed was too high when I was trying to shift from 6th to 5th. I'm learning! (I'm 22yo and believe it or not I dont know everything lol)



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