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I am preparing my car to run in the local Mustang club track event. I will be in the "first time novice class" so I don't think their is any head to head racing, just being able to run the car at speed around the track.

Today I notcied the the large, front, bushing sleeve of one of my new leaf springs has slide out of the spring eye about 1/4". I may have caused this to occur when I had this spring partially disconnected to install a new fuel line, but not sure. Everything is new and tight. Is this a problem I need to worry about?

The only other problem with my car is the trany sometimes pops out of third gear, usually on decelleration. If I keep slight pressure on the shifter it stays in gear. Could this be a problem when cornering at the track?
 

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Not sure about the bushing, is it the front or rear one?
As far as the popping out of gear thing, sometimes the shifter boot can make that happen. If it's old and doesn't
bend very much it puts a slight pull on the shifter, a new on that is not centered will do the same thing. Take the boot of and drive it for a while...
 

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The bushing is the front, large bushing. It is sorta strange. I had to disconnect the eye bolt and drop the front of the spring when I put in the fuel line, which is just a guess of a cause. I think it is ok, the eye bolt is properly torqued.

Thanks for the shifter boot idea, most of the rubber parts on this car have been deteriorated.

Thanks Bill
 

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Not sure about your specific problems but IME, have your equipment in as good of shape as you can. You will be having a good time and learning a lot and you don't need to be worrying about your equipment and your mind is already distracted on two issues. Bleed your brakes, change your oil, make sure your tires are good and inflated (a little over inflated is good) and torque you lug nuts. But most of all have fun.
 
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