Go back to home



New 4 Speed Gear Lever Recommendations

Author
Flighter
Aficionado
  • Total Posts : 536
  • Scores: 12
  • Reward points: 1621
  • Joined: 2011/10/17 14:55:59
  • Status: offline
2012/01/22 15:37:36 (permalink)
0

New 4 Speed Gear Lever Recommendations

Hi,
 
I'm interested in opinions for a replacement 4 speed gear lever to suit an Escort.  I once had a reduced throw adapter on a standard lever, but it felt too notchy so I removed it.  I accept that a reduced throw shifter is probably all I'll be able to get these days (unless somebody knows otherwise) so I guess I'm really seeking opinons on which has the smoothest action.
 
Thanks in advance. 
post edited by Flighter - 2012/01/23 20:27:16
#1

5 Replies Related Threads

    cosworthfreak
    Aficionado
    • Total Posts : 309
    • Scores: 8
    • Reward points: 1908
    • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
    • Location: Location
    • Status: offline
    Re:New 4 Speed Gear Lever Recommendations 2012/01/22 18:13:06 (permalink)
    0
    They come up on ebay from time to time, but there are few different thread diameters depending on the box.
     
    Capri clinic do exchange shifters, or sell other bits to fix them.  Exchange shifters are about halfway down the linked page:
     
    http://capriclinic.com/index.php?cPath=53&osCsid=44444068319333203fb09a1957fe1e90
    #2
    group5
    Enthusiast
    • Total Posts : 8
    • Scores: 0
    • Reward points: 692
    • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
    • Location: Perth WA Australia
    • Status: offline
    Re:New 4 Speed Gear Lever Recommendations 2012/01/22 19:27:43 (permalink)
    #3
    Gdub
    Scholar
    • Total Posts : 874
    • Scores: 25
    • Reward points: 2077
    • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
    • Location: Melbourne Vic
    • Status: offline
    Re:New 4 Speed Gear Lever Recommendations 2012/01/22 20:27:52 (permalink)
    0
    The factory RS shifter is probably the best one.  There are Quaife shifters available and they are great for solid feel etc but as they are a rose joint they ALWAYS rattle which is extremely annoying if its a road car

    Make it go FASTER!
     
    #4
    Flighter
    Aficionado
    • Total Posts : 536
    • Scores: 12
    • Reward points: 1621
    • Joined: 2011/10/17 14:55:59
    • Status: offline
    Re:New 4 Speed Gear Lever Recommendations 2012/01/23 20:26:29 (permalink)
    0
    Gdub

    The factory RS shifter is probably the best one.  There are Quaife shifters available and they are great for solid feel etc but as they are a rose joint they ALWAYS rattle which is extremely annoying if its a road car

     
    That's good advice, as I couldn't stand a noisy one.  Thank you everyone who responded.
    #5
    whooligan
    Supporter
    • Total Posts : 1427
    • Scores: 37
    • Reward points: 2283
    • Joined: 2011/08/01 11:02:49
    • Location: Vic Australia
    • Status: offline
    Re:New 4 Speed Gear Lever Recommendations 2012/01/24 12:09:49 (permalink)
    0
    I can't see the problem with the aftermarket ones. I have a rose-jointed one in my flat front, and I find it ok. I guess its an individual's opinion, but I kinda like that fact that I'm driving an old car with rattles and squeaks.....Beats the stick coming off in your hand when you change into 4th, like most of the 30 year old shifters still on some cars.
    #6
    Jump to:

    © 2014 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1