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#461 CaptainSlow

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:21 PM

View PostPreludedude, on 06 April 2018 - 08:27 PM, said:

Yes..mine is so bad it only works half the time..The latch doesnt release the lock, so im constantly tugging on it while someone tries to lift...Its a nightmare

I actually worked out a bit of a solution for that. Kinda ghetto but it actually works. Just move the little fork that holds the cable up on the spring a bit. Opens every time now.

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Sorry for posting off topic pics in your thread Techboy lol
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:36 PM

View PostCaptainSlow, on 07 April 2018 - 09:21 PM, said:

Sorry for posting off topic pics in your thread Techboy lol

No problem at all.  I could rarely care less, as long it contributes to the overall knowledge base of the community.  :)
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1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:23 PM

If you jump back to pg. 22 and post #436 what I've got going on right now is my sway bar rehab mini-project.  While I've been waiting to get those back from powder coat, I decided to mess around with my short shifter.

I bought a Stedebani short shifter years ago and installed during my restoration.  I drove around with it all last year, but the shifter itself is straight and consequently the "feel" is awkward.  It must have been an early production one or something, b/c if you Google image these for a Starquest almost of them have a bend in them - but not mine.  So, in the fall I bought a different short shifter from StarquestRescue and installed it, but it's REALLY short - too short for me (I'll be selling it again shortly).  The Stedebani seems to be more of a "medium" shifter ...lol.  I thought, well, why not bend it myself.  So, that's what I did.

Disassembled it first:  See! It's straight. Ugh.
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From what I saw in pictures on-line it looks like most of them bend about an inch up from the grover for the circlip.  So, I tried to apply the heat there.  Applied the heat until it was cherry. Put a pipe on it and gave it a slight yank.

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And now it's bent. ;)
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The angle was a totally guess, I just bent it.  I have to put it back together, uninstall the other one, reinstall this one, and then see how I like it now.  Hopefully better.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

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