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Old 29-08-17, 08:03
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Gear Linkage in class 1A/B/C

I have been wondering if we can fit a satch shift gear linkage in a class 1A car. The shift totally replaces the standard one and needs a hole cutting in the front bulkhead. What are people's thaughts on this before I buy one. Thanks Steve
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Old 29-08-17, 09:49
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Have a look at S.11.8.1 Page 345
Transmission
11.8.1. Roadgoing Series Production Cars.
(a) The gearbox and differential casing must be externally identifiable as that fitted to the original model or specified option and remain in their original position.
(b) The method of gear selection must remain standard (sequential selection only where fitted as standard).

And only in the modified production category does it say -
S.12.4.3. It is only permitted to make holes for the passage of cables, fuel, water, oil, hydraulic, instrument or fire extinguisher lines............
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Old 29-08-17, 15:56
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So it sounds like a no go on two counts then.

1) Not allowed a hole in the bulkhead.
2) Method of selecting gears is not standard. I thought that ment can't change the method, i.e. From leaver to paddle shift.
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Old 30-08-17, 10:32
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So it sounds like a no go on two counts then.

1) Not allowed a hole in the bulkhead.
2) Method of selecting gears is not standard. I thought that ment can't change the method, i.e. From leaver to paddle shift.
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I have been wondering if we can fit a satch shift gear linkage in a class 1A car. The shift totally replaces the standard one and needs a hole cutting in the front bulkhead. What are people's thaughts on this before I buy one. Thanks Steve
What do you mean by a "satch shift"? Do you mean a sequential shift, or is it retaining a "H-pattern" shift, but relocating (raising) the gear linkage from below the floor to above? If the latter, is there an existing hole you can use?
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Old 30-08-17, 12:16
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Satch shift is still a H pattern. Just a longer sticker that is a quickshift l,ess movement. They come with a large gator to cover the hole in bulk head.
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Old 30-08-17, 12:21
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What do you mean by a "satch shift"?
Renny - I think he means this - made by Colin Satchell Engineering
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Old 30-08-17, 17:08
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What do you mean by a "satch shift"? Do you mean a sequential shift, or is it retaining a "H-pattern" shift, but relocating (raising) the gear linkage from below the floor to above? If the latter, is there an existing hole you can use?
As far as I know a new hole is needed .
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As far as I know a new hole is needed .
and to make it comply with the rule run a bit of bellwire through the hole next to it using the linkage to support the cable
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Old 30-08-17, 21:17
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and to make it comply with the rule run a bit of bellwire through the hole next to it using the linkage to support the cable
Thought we were talking about the Road Going category, not the Modified Production category
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I think that the Satch Shift kit is in the spirit of reg 11.8.1 a & b as I'm sure that this is worded in such a way to not allow sequential boxes etc.
Not sure about the hole in the bulkhead issue though, if the hole is properly sealed/gaitored then I'd be ok with it.
What about your centre console, can that stay put with the Satch Shift?
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