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Alfa 33 quick shift ?

Has anyone been able to make or buy a quickshift for alfa 33 boxer ?
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Re: Alfa 33 quick shift ?

I am thinking the same myself, the only way I see it to work would be to extend the gear stick under the car
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Re: Alfa 33 quick shift ?

that wouldnt work, it will hit the exhaust pipe
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Re: Alfa 33 quick shift ?

thats the only way it could be done though, the way it connects to the box doesn't allow many other ways of making a short shift
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Re: Alfa 33 quick shift ?

it's possible, this is how i did it:

You have to lenghten the part that the red arrow points (blue line, distance)



Both the gear stick ant the gear lever has to be lenghten by the same amount.

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Now the throw back and forward will be shorter, and ofcourse you can shorten the part that's in yellow, for the same amount that you lenghten the bottom part (or even more, so that the gear stick is lower)

Then you can do something more for beter shifting:

This is a very loose fit, and over the years it develops some wear and you feel that on the gear stick because it wobbles left/right.
I drilled half mm bigger hole and made new part to secure it together, it's a snug fit and the gear change is much more precise.



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Re: Alfa 33 quick shift ?

nice work Alan !

it seems you've done everything to that 33 of yours

does it work that well ?
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Re: Alfa 33 quick shift ?

It's more accurate gear change, but you need little more power to move the stick (barely noticeable)
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Re: Alfa 33 quick shift ?

Thanks for the tip Alan

did you have to cut the floor of the car to make clearance for the new gear stick ?
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Re: Alfa 33 quick shift ?

Nope just slightly bent the front edge of the opening, so i could engage 1st 3rd and 5th gear.
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I am thinking of doing this to mine, anyone else done it and what were the results like?
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What's the progress on this? Any more results/failures?

I don't have a spare box to work on but very curious.

So 1st would be a click forward and then 2nd back and so on...

(reverse?)

This mod would really confuse my wifey!!
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I remember doing this to my 33's some years back, I think it was just a matter of redrilling the hole where the gearbox input shaft lever meets the gear stick, down 15mm, effectively shortening the throw. Works very well.
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If you lower it down then you lenghten the throws, because you are closer to the pivot point of the gearstick!
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indeed up it was, yours must have been super short, thats a fair length you put in there.
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