The new shift spring I'm installing won't stay sitting down flat on the selector mechanism. though I can easily push it down with my pinkie . It's as if I installed incorrectly, but it's not. I've tried it both ways. The other way is obviously wrong. (Wronger?
I noticed that this new spring is wound the opposite way of the original. See the pic, new spring on the left.
Looking for some assurance that I can go ahead with the spring as is. It's an '83 SP1000.