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Author Topic:   Replacing ****** tranny cable with solid rod?
DirtMirt
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted April 25, 2005 11:10 AM  
I have broke 2 shifters (stock floor from monte) and 3 cables. What are different racers using as shifters for 350's or metrics? I am open to all ideas! The nut is a 15mm and I was thinking of welding a cut off combo wrench on to the shifting rod and welding a solid rod to the wrench and coming up through the floor and by pass the stock shifter and cable, however, I do not want it to fall out of gear or end up in reverse or park during a race, as we all know it is extremly bumpy and you need all your attention if front of you, not down at the floor.
Thanks..DM

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted April 25, 2005 11:25 AM  
I'm running a 350 turbo. I unbolted the shifter bracket off the side of the tranny and welded a flat piece of steel 1" x 3" long and about .125" thick onto the braket facing upward. Drilled a hole in it and wnet to the store and bought 3 feet of 1/4 solid rod. Bend a sharp 90 degree bend on the end that connects to the tranny (drill a small hole in this end a put a cotter pin in it to keep to from fallin out of the hole) On the other end, bend it at 90 degrees so you have a pull handle. Next drill a hole in the tranny tunnel and pass the rod through it and pin it to the new mount. Pull the rod all the way back for Park and all the way forward is 1st. You wont have a problem with it falling out of gear if the detent lever in the tranny is working properly. Thats what holds it in gear. Real simple and I have never had a problem with it.
Later

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted April 25, 2005 03:39 PM  
little rough on the shifters huh? we have to use oem colum so I use shifter on the colum no prob miss shifting.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 25, 2005 05:39 PM  
Did it last night!!!
Cool beans!

quote:
Originally posted by Raceman17:
I'm running a 350 turbo. I unbolted the shifter bracket off the side of the tranny and welded a flat piece of steel 1" x 3" long and about .125" thick onto the braket facing upward. Drilled a hole in it and wnet to the store and bought 3 feet of 1/4 solid rod. Bend a sharp 90 degree bend on the end that connects to the tranny (drill a small hole in this end a put a cotter pin in it to keep to from fallin out of the hole) On the other end, bend it at 90 degrees so you have a pull handle. Next drill a hole in the tranny tunnel and pass the rod through it and pin it to the new mount. Pull the rod all the way back for Park and all the way forward is 1st. You wont have a problem with it falling out of gear if the detent lever in the tranny is working properly. Thats what holds it in gear. Real simple and I have never had a problem with it.
Later


[This message has been edited by DirtMirt (edited April 27, 2005).]

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted April 27, 2005 06:38 AM  
Glad to see it worked. Your shifting troubles are over.
Later

[QUOTE]Originally posted by DirtMirt:
[B]Did it last night!!!
Cool beans!


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