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Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? #1669632
19/01/2024 09:47
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I've just got a short shifter for my 6-speed, just wondering if there is a how-to on the install for these? I've looked myself but can't find one, however I always miss some posts sometimes.
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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669634
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Monte6, for some reason the two guides for the 5-speed short-shift installation are under the Tuning section of the Howto's but I can't see anything referring to a 6-speed, if that is a different procedure....


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Edinburgh] #1669651
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Perfect thanks, from what i’ve heard it’s the same procedure as the later 5 speed gearboxes however if anyone has any additional info please lmk. smile

Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Edinburgh] #1669655
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It’s saying i don’t have permission for the How-to on late gearbox short shifter install? Is there any way to get permission?

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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669669
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Working on it, Monte6 smile

Is it still not accessible? Can you access any other howto?


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669675
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Originally Posted by Monte6
It’s saying i don’t have permission for the How-to on late gearbox short shifter install? Is there any way to get permission?


Log in and you will be able to see it. Your attached image explains exactly why.


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669676
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Originally Posted by Monte6
It’s saying i don’t have permission for the How-to on late gearbox short shifter install? Is there any way to get permission?


I need to ask - were you actually logged in at the time? If not you would have been denied access, as a guest.

Sorry Pete, just noticed your post - but at the top RH corner it appears Monte6 was logged in as his name is there

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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669679
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Apologies, that is true.

Try logging in again Monte6

However if you were trying to post a reply on that thread you would have received that message as the thread is locked and in any case posting in "How to Do" or " Basic FAQs" is restricted to Global Mods and Admins.

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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: PeteP] #1669696
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No worries, Clanger thankfully messaged me in detail a how-to on the fitment. Still not sure why i can’t access the how-to, i was logged in yes. confused

Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669697
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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669735
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Originally Posted by Monte6
It’s saying i don’t have permission for the How-to on late gearbox short shifter install? Is there any way to get permission?



Are you still unable to access this howto?


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Edinburgh] #1669742
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Yes still unable

Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669745
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Still working on it, apologies!

Was that today you tried?

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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669749
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On investigation there is a simple explanation. The guide for the late short shift had been deleted from the main forum as it contained incorrect information.

Originally Posted by stan
Removed pending an investigation following complaints that this guide is inaccurate and can lead to gearbox damage, or at least, leave the gearbox unusable.


It was, and is now, only visible to forum admin and general moderators.

I have removed it from the "How to do" index.

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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: PeteP] #1669809
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Oh ok fair enough. It’s a shame there isn’t an up to date version.

Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669811
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Originally Posted by Monte6
Oh ok fair enough. It’s a shame there isn’t an up to date version.


There's an opening for you!


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Edinburgh] #1669816
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
Originally Posted by Monte6
Oh ok fair enough. It’s a shame there isn’t an up to date version.


There's an opening for you!

sounds like a secret society - the Scottish Rite...perhaps


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: clanger] #1669822
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
Originally Posted by Monte6
Oh ok fair enough. It’s a shame there isn’t an up to date version.


There's an opening for you!

sounds like a secret society - the Scottish Rite...perhaps


Perhaps if he moved a bit further north!

Don't suppose you'd be up for doing a howto?


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669844
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TBH Edinburgh it is a really straightforward mod. On the principal of knowledge dispels fear, here it is.

I cannot provide pictures but for the totally alfa unit and its clones, it goes as follows:

Remove the battery and battery box

Pull off the ball / socket cable end from the gear selector mechanism and remove the weight which is held on with one bolt.

The new short shifter unit sits over the original ball joint on the mechanism, replace the the weight and bolt which keeps the new SS in place.

Push the ball / socket cable connector onto the new SS ball joint.

Replace battery box and battery

Job done and the great thing is it can all be put back to normal if you don't like it.


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1669845
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Thanks very much for that 👍

I'm sure someone can provide photos at a later date.


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Edinburgh] #1670007
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Finally got around to installing the short shifter in my plus. Was a pretty easy job, i took a few photos just to clear things up for potential future coupe owners laugh
Full run down for the totally alfa short shifter;
1) Remove battery and battery drip tray, (see workshop manual/screenshot provided) There may be some stuff attached to the drip tray. Just remember to replace it all correctly.
2) Pry off the shifter linkage socket from the ball joint with a 13mm spanner.
3) Remove the counterweight with a 13mm spanner by removing the bolt on top
3.5) (ONLY FOR TOTALLYALFA SHORT SHIFTER) Shave off some of the counterweight for clearance issues, i used an angle grinder and a dremel, as well as a fresh coat of primer and black paint to help with corrosion prevention.
4) Replace the Counterweight ensuring it sits flush properly, with the corresponding “locater nub” seated in its complementary part of the counterweight.
5) Place the short shifter over the counterweights threaded bolt and over the shifter linkage ball (apply grease), make sure the unit is firmly in place and won’t just fall off. Apply some sort of locktight to the thread of the counterweight and thread the bolt back on, also ensuring it’s on tight and won’t wiggle off after driving.
6) Place the Shifter socket into the short shifter ball, apply grease and ensure it’s snapped into place correctly.
7) Refit the battery tray and battery (Do everything in reverse wink )

Easy cool
Remember all mods to your coupe are at your own discretion and i’m not a mechanic so it all could be completely wrong, but my coupe is still alive!… for now. frown

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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1670030
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Thanks very much for this Monte6 (and clanger), I'll approach the Howto guru....


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Monte6] #1670043
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Now installed in the HowTo section



here


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Re: Is there a guide in how to install a short shift? [Re: Edinburgh] #1670056
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