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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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Is your car column shift or floor shift? If it is column shift, look at the bushing on the column shifter lever, and then also at the nylon washers that go on either side of the steering bearing housing. On my car replacing the (missing, disintergrated, etc) bushing and spacers caused the transmission to go into reverse much easier. But now that I write this, I think that is not the problem. You are "finding" reverse and it is grinding. My problem is it wasn't finding the gears well... But I also have a mushy sloppy clutch and think that I have internal leaking in the master....
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...