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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:54 pm 
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just wondering how i go about shortening my manual shifter from my ef.i wanna reduce the size by about half.
can i buy a replacement rod or do i just cut it to the size i want?

any help would be much appreciated

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:18 pm 
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yeah you can just cut it through around the centre then cut the amount you want off it then reweld it back on. I havnt seen pre shortaned shifter for these. But if you want a short throw shifter then look at mick webb svo's lightning shift, reduces shift travel by around %30 id say.

Just make sure you cut and reweld it straight or the angle that it was on

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:44 pm 
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i think i remember seing short shifters on the BPT site could be wrong but worth a look

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:52 pm 
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yeah BPT sell them for around $70

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:54 pm 
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don't weld,
It easier to cut it.
Drill a pilot hole.
Drill the correct size hole about 30mm down, and then tap a thread... use a long bolt and cut it or get a stud to suit!

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:24 am 
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you cant weld them (im talking abouit the ea-ed ones) apparently because the aluminium used wont be strong enough if you weld it and it will snap. i asked numerous places. you cant put it in a lathe or machine it as the base bends out too far and wont fit in the machine. i got my mates dad (a metal worker of some sort :S) to make me a new one from steel which was shorter and slightly bend further towards the driver. it was great! didnt know a company made them though... oh well...

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:47 pm 
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i'll be doing mine soon, im just gonna cut it down to where i want it and tap a thread.
to make it sit closer to the driver, i would just think you'd be able to heat it up with an oxy and bend it slightly.

 

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