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#1 arbor

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 12:50 AM

Any one ever tried one of these? https://www.ebay.com...FkAAOSwE91eC5xh

I know a member in the past was making replacements but that predates my owner ships of a starquest and would like to remove the play in my shifter completely as I already have polarisman bushing and i still have a little bit more play than i would like.

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 06:16 AM

You could upgrade to a short shifter and remove all play.

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 09:46 PM

Interesting. Buy it and let us know if it works!
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Posted 09 September 2020 - 04:07 PM

View Postobsolete, on 06 September 2020 - 09:46 PM, said:

Interesting. Buy it and let us know if it works!

Ordered one, Ill let you know how it goes. My ball is completely missing.
I already have the polarisman bushing but still had too much play for my liking and i'm not that keen on short shifters.

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 04:50 PM

Yeah, I get not liking a shorter shifter. My car has a Stedebani short shifter that the previous owner installed, and I found it to be too short for me at 6'1". I didn't like how far down and forward I needed to reach to shift; not very ergonomic. I put a 2" extension on top, and now it's perfect. Sure, the throws are longer, but it still feels good, and the position of the knob is right for me.

Just another option to consider if the fulcrum replacement doesn't work out. Good luck!
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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:20 PM

Odd.  I found a short shifter more comfortable (6'1") and actually cut it down a few inches.  Maybe my upper arm hangs lower tho :)

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:45 PM

Yeah, odd. Is your seat adjusted all the way back? I had elbow tendonitis for a while too, I think that made me a little pickier about the shifter position being just right and not requiring me to fully extend my arm.
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Posted 09 September 2020 - 08:02 PM

Yes, all the way back.

If it wasn't for the Momo hub and nrg quick release moving the steering wheel forward so far, i would still be hitting my knees on the wheel

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 02:33 AM

So finally got the kit and it does work, not what I would call a fun job!

The ball itself needed a little reaming to fit over the shaft. I actually went about this different from how the past forum member was suggesting, instead of separating the shifter shafts I just pressed/hammered out the roll pin and slid the fulcrum ball on from the bottom, which means you do not have to take the shifter fuller apart. HOWEVER its not exactly easy to remove that roll pin, needed heat because it's a tight tolerance fit, also need to be very careful not to damage the metal part of the fulcrum as your shifter will end up binding/feeling stiff/notchy.
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Posted 09 October 2020 - 08:32 AM

Glad to see it worked out! Was your fulcrum bushing completely gone and that's how it got worn?
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Posted 09 October 2020 - 12:47 PM

The bushing was completely missing, I assume most of them are now and now sludge in crevices of the transmission lol

The shifter feels brand new, just looking at replacing my worn shift knob now with something tasteful to finish it off.




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