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Old 05-07-2010, 03:29 PM   #11
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looks cool chuck maybe u can do this for me lol.
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:12 AM   #12
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I've looked over the thread, but what did you do with the o/d button, just eliminate it completely? Thanks for the write up, Id had seen this somewhere in the past, but had forgotten about it, till I seen this.
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looks cool chuck maybe u can do this for me lol.
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I've looked over the thread, but what did you do with the o/d button, just eliminate it completely? Thanks for the write up, Id had seen this somewhere in the past, but had forgotten about it, till I seen this.
my o/d button got eliminated. i could wire up a switch for it, but im just lazy, plus i dont see a point for it as of now. i might do it sooner or later.
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How exactly does the knob depress to shift if it secured to the shaft? I would think if it's tight to the shaft, then it wouldn't depress, unless the whole shaft sleeve moves. I know it clearly does, so how's that work?

I just picked up an extra shifter assembly, and now I am fabbing up something similar. I'm going a different route, and I want to retain a release button, and the O/D button as well, though not on the shifter itself. I'm keeping it under wraps for now, till I sort it out. Last time I let a great idea out on my Fiat Spider, it miraculously showed up on another forum members car. And it was out of the norm.

Looks good though.
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How exactly does the knob depress to shift if it secured to the shaft? I would think if it's tight to the shaft, then it wouldn't depress, unless the whole shaft sleeve moves. I know it clearly does, so how's that work?

I just picked up an extra shifter assembly, and now I am fabbing up something similar. I'm going a different route, and I want to retain a release button, and the O/D button as well, though not on the shifter itself. I'm keeping it under wraps for now, till I sort it out. Last time I let a great idea out on my Fiat Spider, it miraculously showed up on another forum members car. And it was out of the norm.

Looks good though.

I think the lock is pressed down at all times. Which if it is, it isn't a good idea.

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Old 05-14-2010, 07:22 PM   #16
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How exactly does the knob depress to shift if it secured to the shaft? I would think if it's tight to the shaft, then it wouldn't depress, unless the whole shaft sleeve moves. I know it clearly does, so how's that work?
the shaft itself CANNOT OR DOESNT MOVE. so whats actually allowing the knob to move is the the button inside of the shaft, the amount of room the inside center of the knob and the piece in between the button in the shaft and on the inside of the knob (i.e. pen). the button is spring loaded, (im guessing for sure)
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:36 PM   #17
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^^ That's what I figured. Not sure I trust my kid to keep it out of reverse at speed. I got a long way to go to sort mine out.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:06 PM   #18
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real cool!i'm gonna do it!all the cool shift knobs are for manual shifters anyway.
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What was the size of the hex key you used? Did you mean number 2 as in 2 mm or 2" (SAE)?
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^^idk i think its 2mm but all it said was "2"
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