1st,Congratulations on your first drive!If you haven't already, drain the trans and transfer case and see if you find metal. This would answer the question, if you do find metal rebuild both gear boxes and the overdrive if you have one. Metal in the gear oil gets everywhere.
: I just took my '59 FC-170 out for it's first
: drive. It was generally successful and I
: made it home. But in first gear, the truck
: makes a slamming noise through part of the
: gear and tries to jump out. Once I get it
: moving, second and third are good, pull
: smoothly and don't make any noise. Ditto for
: I'm wondering if the gear is stripped or
: missing teeth.
: Things I've done or checked:
: The driveshafts and U-joints are tight, no
: missing parts.
: The transfer case, transmission and rear
: diff all have oil.
: I looked through the rear diff fill hole
: while spinning the back tires and didn't see
: anything out of order but I couldn't see the
: pinion ring.
: I have replaced the shifter bushings with
: shock bushings per someone's suggestion here
: on the board.
: Shifter canes are intact and attached. I've
: added a couple of washers here and there on
: the cane ends to take out some of the slop.
: Does anyone have any additional things I
: should check or should I start looking into
: rebuilding the transmission to replace a
: stripped gear?
: Thanks for your help,
: David in Kansas City
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