In this exciting episode, Rose jointed quick shift build
Okay folks, update, I've been under the car a fair bit with the welder so nothing very interesting to see until a couple of days ago and I started taking pics again
well it turns out most of the weight of a 33 is in the back when the engine is out, decided I needed a bit more space under the car so jacks just in front of the rear wheels and still managed to lift the front off the axle stands :shock:
so while giving the red oxide primer it's 24hours to dry I decided to sort a common 33 problem, sloppy gear linkage,
Forward bush has about 3mm of slop on top of a very crappy circlip.
and the rear self centring is provided but a soggy rubber bush :roll:
1st part of the solution, drill and "r" clip the front joint
2nd part is to fit a rose joint to replace the bush at the bottom of the stick.
So drill the bracket out to 10mm, fit joint with spacers and springs to give self centring,
then hack about the bottom of the stick and weld on the sleeve to give the finished article, happy side effect is this gives an adjustment between the pivots so can be used to change the length of required throw = quick shift
and the components list if you're interested, for those who like thinking out of the box, Spring is a cut down bonnet latch spring from a Skoda Estelle, M10 washer, front seat belt spacer from an Alfa 156, M10 rose joint bough from a place in Kirkcaldy and the bolt which holds it altogether is an alternator bolt from an Alfa 155