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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Durham, NC., but from Ann Arbor
Remote Short-Throw Shifter
That was the subject of my first ever thread here at VMF. After having lurked for a few years (and with no intention of becoming a member) I couldn't find what I was looking for and so gave in and joined up to ask.
In the end what I came up with, the second version of it, works. I had thought up all sorts of Rube Goldberg type contraptions and discarded them. Then I went to Dr. Seuss ideas which wouldn't have worked either. Oh well.
It was a simple solution after all. Just get a second shifter entirely, cut the ball and part of the arm off it up inside, remove both the adjustment/stop screws, and fasten it to the center hump directly behind and in line with the shift base poking up forward. Then connect the two together with Aluminum arms, spring washers, and nylocs. So simple a cave man could do it.
This necessitated a console to cover the ugly thing up so that was a later project.
Doe it work? Heck yes it does. Snick, snick, quick. Haven't missed a shift yet. The biggest concern I'd had was vibration, which turned out to be negligible to the point of you don't notice any.
The shifter knob falls to hand, the action is direct forward/back instead of reaching somewhat up and down, a true short throw.
I reconfigured a base '68 coupe a little bit...
Last edited by 4ocious; 11-04-2018 at 09:35 AM.