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    Default 78 Thompson shifter questions

    Hello all , I have a 1978 Thompson omc stringer 305 motor / 800 outdrive , I dont know much about the shifter but their's a knob that pushes in and out at the pivot point not sure what its function is , any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Default Re: 78 Thompson shifter questions

    You push it in to start in nuetral and warm up. pull out to put in gear

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    Default Re: 78 Thompson shifter questions

    Ok thanks for the quick reply , will it hurt anything if it was pulled out when it started to??

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    Default Re: 78 Thompson shifter questions

    Actually I was incorrect. It's in nuetral to start when pulled out. And,when ready to go, push in. It would be in gear so you would be turning over the whole drive assembly when the starter spins. That and the prop would be under power

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    Default Re: 78 Thompson shifter questions

    Ok thanks for the info

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