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RE: short shift linkages...
> Anyone know who makes a short-throw shift linkage to fit
> the 5kT or 200? I just saw Neuspeed make a short shifter
> for the VW cars and it isn't one of those shortened gearlever
> things. It is something along the lines of moving the pivot
> point on the shift lever down a bit. I haven't had a look
> at how the linkages work on the 016, but is it possible to
> lower the lever through some pivot to get a shorter shift
... it just so happened that I came across the message I'm attaching from
Frank Bauer when I was looking into the shifter rebuild parts ... upon
further review of my archives it seems that Frank has replied to similar
requests several times ... here is the most recent version ...
San Jose, CA (USA)
From: "frank j. bauer" <email@example.com>
To: Daniel Hussey <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com,
Subject: Re: Shift linkage rebuild ?
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 00:55:49 -0800
X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2448.0)
At 02:27 AM 7/19/99 -0500, Daniel Hussey wrote:
>And any for a 5KTQ/200TQ as well! ;^)
>I remember someone posting about some sort of makeshift rebuild kit to also
>convert to a short shift kit using miscelanious Audi and VW parts. If
>anyone still has this post, could you please forward it to me. Thanks.
there is no rebuild kit but these are the parts necessary to rebuild the
shifter on my 86 tqw (all from "the family album" mg 7 sg 11 ill 61-00):
part number item description qty
431 711 079A 1 guide for shift lever 1
431 711 133C 3 gearshift rod stop 1
431 711 133D 4 gearshift rod stop 1
447 711 167 7 rubber boot (shiftrod) 1
171 711 217 18 bush 1
431 711 221 20 ball socket (shift rod) 1
431 711 223A 22 bushing (shift lever guide) 2 $2.45
823 711 255 29 shift guide (shift lvr/pushrod) 2 $2.90
447 711 279A 33 rubber bushing (pushrod) 1 $2.20
803 711 279E 36 ball socket (adj rod) 2 $2.50
823 711 279A 40 rubber ring/guide (shift lvr/pushrod) 1 $6.25
447 711 283A 42 bracket (pushrod) 1 $23.10
447 711 393 47 cover plate, shift lever 1
823 711 643A 57 lower ball half (shift lvr/pushrod) 1 $4.00
i did my short shift kit in two stages.
first i replaced the shift lever on the selector shaft (couple of inches
long with a half inch ball stud on it) with the shorter, later model shift
857 711 181B
this has the effect of shortening the fore/aft throws.
then when i was rebuilding the shift mechanism during a clutch job, i took
off the shaft that snaps onto this ball and modified it.
there is another, smaller ball stud on top of this shaft which i raised
about 15 mm, effectively reducing the side-to-side throws.
$20 or less at a welding shop.