9. 5th Gear. To shift the transmission from 4th gear to 5th gear, the gearshift is again lifted upward. The rotation of the selector shaft causes the selector pawl to move upward, rotating the shifting drum clockwise. The sliding dog, K, moves to the right, disengaging gear D. It continues to move toward the right until it engages gear E. The transmission is now in 5th gear, as shown in Fig. 37. The power flows directly along the mainshaft, as the sliding dog is locked to the shaft, and gear E is engaged into the sliding dog, making the mainshaft one unit. The layshaft is completely bypassed, and all other gears turn freely. Because there is no gear reduction in 5th gear, the ratio is 1:1 in all OSSA transmissions.

10. Neutral. The neutral position is located halfway between 1st and 2nd gear. To shift into neutral from 1st gear, the [ever is lifted gently until a slight click is felt. This is neutral. From 2nd gear, the lever is pushed gently downward until engagement of neutral is felt. In either case, the shift lever is not moved all the way to its limit, as this would cause engagement of the next gear. When shifting from 1st to 2nd, or 2nd to 1st, the neutral position is disregarded, moving the lever right through to the desired gear. In the neutral position, all sliding gears and dogs are in a neutral ' or disengaged position. There is no power flow from the mainshaft to the layshaft.

FIG. 37

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