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Re: 5KTQ short shift kit

     If the 5k shift rod is the same style as the 4k, then I can help.
     What I did on my 85 4ksq was to take the rod that attaches to the 
     shifter at one end and is knurled and fit on the linkage at the trans 
     end, and lengthen it. What I did was cut the rod in half about at the 
     middle and weld a piece of bar stock the same diameter in between the 
     two halves. With the shift rod a little bit longer, the lever(knob) 
     doesn't have to move as far to get the same end result. Didn't do 
     anything for the side to side distance, but made fore and aft about 
     30% shorter. It's been working fine for 3+ years now.

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Subject: 5KTQ short shift kit
Author:  fjbauer@dsavm.e-mail.com at Internet
Date:    3/25/96 03:17 PM

Frank J. Bauer                                                                  
dassault systemes of America     email:fjbauer@dsavm.e-mail.com                 
Subject: 5KTQ short shift kit                                                   
does anyone know of a short shift kit for the 86-88 5KTQ's?                     
i have a 50% short shift kit on my 86GLI and when i get into the TQW            
it feels like i'm cranking up a floor jack!