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Postby rsp57 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:40 am

Finished my shifter today, a bit different to Luke's design but i kept the original mounts so it can be returned to original if needed.
Also retained the ign switch and key for looks. Works a treat.
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Re: shifter

Postby Crazyswede » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:12 am

how solid is it?
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Re: shifter

Postby rsp57 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:46 am

100 times more solid than the original shifter

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Re: shifter

Postby Crazyswede » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:51 pm

thats good. Its one of the challenges of moving the pivot point up and going to a longer shift lever....making the mount solid enough to fight all the leverage.
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Re: shifter

Postby rsp57 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:22 pm

The operation is very smooth with no movement. Feels nice and positive which might help the brain overcome the urge for slow shifting now the dog box is fitted. It's hard to retrain yourself after 30+ years of rubbish Saab gear changes.

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Re: shifter

Postby vintagesaabs » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:44 pm

How are you dealing with reverse lock out ?

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Re: shifter

Postby Crazyswede » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:11 pm

Reverse lockout or just reverse avoidance? Reverse to remove key is history.
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Re: shifter

Postby rsp57 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:36 pm

I have modified the front 4sp case to utilise the later 5sp spring loaded detent. Keeps the lever in 3rd/4th plane. Don't have any lock out for reverse as I don't think it is an issue, it's not a natural movement to select it.


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