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Old 12-04-2012, 12:01 PM   #94101
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Timmeh what do you think is appropriate for shifter bushing application?

I'm thinking standard run of the mill delrin because a shifter rod will see in its lifetime maybe half the movements/rotations a suspension bushing sees in 1 drive.

however I'm not opposed to using UHMW Polyethylene if it would be more appropriate for this particular application.
I'd say delrin, it's hard so you'll get hyper accurate shift feel, and it should last plenty long given the amount of movement it'll see. get a second set made for giggles though.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:04 PM   #94102
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I'd say delrin, it's hard so you'll get hyper accurate shift feel, and it should last plenty long given the amount of movement it'll see. get a second set made for giggles though.
That was my thought, I'm actually thinking to try a set in aluminum as well. its not as though I'll experience any noise or vibration being transmitted through the shifter given that its got full poly mounts throughout, and I want a super precise shifter feel so that no shifts are missed trying to go from 2nd to 3rd on the auto-x track.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #94103
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i hear ya, just not sure aluminum is the right material given the friction you'll be generating... metal on metal wouldn't be happy. delrin is supposed to have pretty good "lubricity" for lack of a better word. machine it right and sand the contacting surfaces a bit and it should be smooth like buttah.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #94105
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What do you do when you have all your work done for the WEEK on tuesday...and try to avoid getting in trouble for not doing work even though there is none...
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:14 PM   #94106
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hmmmmmmmmmmmm

well then that could bring up an interesting option.



the bushings with arrows to them could be aluminum I think. that main rod is merely a support beam for the pivot ball of the shifter itself. the more solid that is the less twist/flex I'd get transmitted from the shifter itself into the support rod. so my though is aluminum bushings on both side of that to completely eliminate any flex/give around the pivot point of the shifter.

I'd expect this to potentially cause the plastic race on the shift rod to wear quicker because there would be more force directed to the shift rod ball/liner. #10 is the one that actually moves so I can see bushings 11-16 needing to be delrin to allow for some smoothness with pivoting. I'm also looking at maching a new piece number 10 to have to be more like an actual dog bone thus putting the rod in a double shear situation rather than single shear as currently. i'd either use delrin here or ball bearings although ball bearings are likely overkill. the double shear should eliminate any flex/twist this part sees as well giving me a very crisp buttery shifter since the only form of play left would be in the ball and shift rod pivot which I'd replace with new OEM bits.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #94107
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What do you do when you have all your work done for the WEEK on tuesday...and try to avoid getting in trouble for not doing work even though there is none...
browse the internet or work on personal projects that somehow relate to my job.

researching materials for a shifter also increases my knowledge about materials in general so I'm able to pull from a larger knowledge bank when selecting material for a work related project.

solidworks skills improved while modeling up the shifter parts can be used for work projects as well.
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Klod use whatever bushings will prevent the magic shift
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