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gday I just picked up a 242gt for a good price, only problem is that it keeps poping out of second (m46 gearbox). If you hold the shifter in second then there is no problem!
just wondering if you reckon it could be something simple before i pull the box out to check out whats going on.

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back in 1961 my first car was an Austin A40 and it jumped out of third gear -

I used to hold it in by draping leg to middle and using foot

car had front bench seat so if there was a chick in the middle it meant draping leg over hers so possibilities were endless

I never got it fixed
 

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Chances are it's some damage to the selectors - probably the selector forks - if so, it's prohibitively expensive to pay somebody to repair it and it's most cost effective to get a good used M46 to replace it.
I've heard of situations where the transmission and engine mounts are so worn that the gear linkage cannot move far enough to select 2nd in your case. If the gear linkage mechanism hasn't come loose and the mounts are O.K. it's probably the selectors.
 
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