shifter removal (now short shift kit)

Phil Rose pjrose at
Tue Apr 26 17:38:32 EDT 2005

At 1:10 PM -0700 4/26/05, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>What's with all the interest in short shift kits?  I mean, I know 
>it's not a short honda style throw, but it's also not a low effort 
>shift either.  From what I know, shorter lever arm=higher force 
>input, aka increased shift effort.

Yes, you can't have your cake and eat it too; although new parts 
would probably work with somewhat less friction and slop than the 14 
yr-old parts. But since the effort to shift even now (on my 150K car) 
requires gripping with just the fingertips, I don't see  25-30% % 
more effort as being a significant burden. Much more significant, 
IMO, would be a 30% shortened throw. Compared to stock, that means a 
1-2 or 3-4 shift is shortened by nearly 2 inches overall (there's now 
at least  6 inches movement, knob to knob, in my shifter).

>In the end, I guess that just means bizzcat won't be hearing from 
>me...or maybe I can put together another custom manufacured group 
>purchase that winds up coming out several months late, but has as 
>saving graces impeccable customer service and product quality :)

Do you know something negative concerning  billzcat's 
service/quality? Or are you just alluding to the fact that you and 
Bernie did an outstanding job with the distr. gear job? ;-)



Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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