SHOrty Shifter

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  1. rktmn

    rktmn Well-Known Member

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    Just some information on the SHOrty Shifter.

    The kit I sell is made up of the following parts:
    1) 3.5"X3.5"X2.5" aluminum spacer block
    2) steel ball end shifter rod
    3) 4 longer machine screws
    4) steel collar to attach the shifter handle after it is cut down
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    The steel-ball-end-shifter-rod must be welded to the original shifter after removing the plastic ball cast into the rod. The aluminum spacer will move the pivoting point up 2.5" higher on the shifter, and after shortening the shifter handle about the same amount (2.5"), the distance between the shifts will be greatly reduced .
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    You will have to enlarge the hole in the floorpan, along with the inner and lower shifter box mounting brackets in order to fit the aluminum shifter spacer block.
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    The shifter will now drop from the inside of your car along with the spacer block and the 4 longer metric screws included.
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    Now you can cut the shifter handle to your desired length, and attach the it back on the shifter with the steel collar provided. You can play with the rotation of the handle to move the shifter knob closer, and when it is at the desired angle, tighten the 4 set screws to hold the handle in place.
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    The shifter is in 1st gear. The measuring tape show the distance at 7 1/2" at the back end of the shift knob.
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    The shifter is now in 2nd gear, and the measuring tape is at 9 3/4" at the back end of the shifter handle.
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    Total motion is 2 1/4 inches. These shifts are short.
     
  2. rktmn

    rktmn Well-Known Member

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    OOPS, I posted this in the wrong place.
    Maybe it should be moved.

    Sorry.

    jose
     
  3. quikSHOilver

    quikSHOilver Yamahaized

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    How much will it run?
     
  4. rktmn

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    The SHOrty Shifter kit costs $130.00.

    I am offering free shipping for the time being.

    Jose
     
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    SHO_DOODmorrris Owner & Fanatic

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    I would be interested in one of these if i get some cash over the spring break.
     
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    I would like one.
     
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    Vnuk1 Mr. Mayhem Staff Member Club Mod

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    If I did not have to buy tabs for the SHO AND my Truck I would buy one right now.
     
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    Can I have some tickets.............. TO YOUR GUN SHOW!!!!!!!:gay::p
     
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    :rofl:

    Seriously though, this should be made a sticky. Real nice looking set-up.
     
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  10. Joe_SHO

    Joe_SHO SHO Member

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    WTF is holding the shifter up in that second picture!? It's just floating there!?
     
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    rktmn Well-Known Member

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  12. Ghost93

    Ghost93 SHO Member

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    Hey Jose, do you have directions to install the short shifter? I dont know what happened to them and I was going to install it soon. Thanks alot, Kevin.
     
  13. rktmn

    rktmn Well-Known Member

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    If anybody needs the instructions to install the SHOrt Shifter, I can send them to you through your email.

    You should be able to install the SHOrty Shifter by looking at the photos posted here. It is very straightforward once you cut the hole in the floorpan and the shifter brackets.

    Actually, I will post the instructions on the forum.
     
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    Thanks Jose just got it in today...can't wait to install it when im back in town!
     
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    SHOmethewayhome BAD ROLE MODEL

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    i can be silenced for a price... send me the shifter and i'll stop talking.
     
  18. shoman13

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    Say put me down 4 one of the shifters
     
  19. rktmn

    rktmn Well-Known Member

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    I have them.
     
  20. SuperHO

    SuperHO Mental Patient

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    mad props on this shifter. I got one installed last year when I had my motor swapped over, and the throws are nice'n tight.

    I'm going to second something here....make sure you weld that ball and shaft :laugh_ti: to the lower part of the shifter....it gets ugly if you don't.


    Otherwise, high quality piece that makes shifting fun!!!
     

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