Short Shifter for a 85

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29 Nov 2011 10:36 #7177 by WyattsRide
Is there a kit for converting a std. 5 speed to a SS? Does the kit include just the short lever and hardware and you have to reuse your existing knob and boot cover? Do I have to change the rear coupler bushing?

I'm considering a change to the SS, since I drove a local owner's 928 with a SS and really liked the short throw. I forgot to ask him these questions.

Thanks for any insight or experiences with this.

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29 Nov 2011 10:57 #7181 by 928mac

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29 Nov 2011 12:34 #7186 by srshaw3
Replied by srshaw3 on topic Short Shifter for a 85
I have the SS that was sold in the past, probably still is, by the 928 vendors. It is just a replacement for the lever, everything else is re-used (except the springs are discarded as I recall).

I like it, and have it in both my GT and race car.

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29 Nov 2011 12:58 #7187 by WyattsRide
Replied by WyattsRide on topic Short Shifter for a 85

Click this link to e-mail Colin

forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/sendmessa...o=mailmember&u=13367

here is a thread on it

forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/928-forum...hlight=short+shifter


Thanks Brad. I just read that thread. Very informative but I still have a question about the boot cover.

I have the SS that was sold in the past, probably still is, by the 928 vendors. It is just a replacement for the lever, everything else is re-used (except the springs are discarded as I recall).

I like it, and have it in both my GT and race car.


Stan, did you have to modify (shorten) your boot cover? I would imagine that if you went to a shorter lever then the boot cover would be too long/sloppy and not look right. I see Paul Champagne sells a short shifter boot and knob that looks real nice.

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29 Nov 2011 13:55 #7188 by srshaw3
Replied by srshaw3 on topic Short Shifter for a 85

Stan, did you have to modify (shorten) your boot cover? I would imagine that if you went to a shorter lever then the boot cover would be too long/sloppy and not look right. I see Paul Champagne sells a short shifter boot and knob that looks real nice.


The stock boot cover was used, it looks fine to me, and so far as I know is what most/all use.

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29 Nov 2011 14:17 #7189 by 928mac
Replied by 928mac on topic Short Shifter for a 85
Roger at 928Rus should be able to tel you as well.
It might be easier to phone him.

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29 Nov 2011 15:21 #7190 by WyattsRide
Replied by WyattsRide on topic Short Shifter for a 85

Roger at 928Rus should be able to tel you as well.
It might be easier to phone him.



I e-mailed Rog and I don't think he understood my question. But, I from what Stan says you can reuse the knob and boot.

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29 Nov 2011 15:22 #7191 by WyattsRide
Replied by WyattsRide on topic Short Shifter for a 85

The stock boot cover was used, it looks fine to me, and so far as I know is what most/all use.


Can you show me a picture some time?

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29 Nov 2011 15:43 #7192 by 928mac
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here ya go

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29 Nov 2011 17:48 #7193 by WyattsRide
Replied by WyattsRide on topic Short Shifter for a 85
^^^^^^ :eek:

And Stan thinks that looks good? ;)

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29 Nov 2011 20:40 #7197 by srshaw3
Replied by srshaw3 on topic Short Shifter for a 85
Shifter boot, stock size as far as I know, in 1990 GT with short shifter.

Attached files [img]media/attachments/7360=798-928_gt_shifter_boot.jpg[/img]

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30 Nov 2011 07:50 #7202 by WyattsRide
Replied by WyattsRide on topic Short Shifter for a 85
Does look good. Thanks Stan.

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