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Old 10-14-2014, 12:48 AM
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I have been looking like crazy for the last month for a shift **** upgrade that is worthy of our cars. I think i have found it. But in order for him to make a run, i would need to see how many people would be interested. He said around 50 is the magic # to make it worthwhile for him to do it.
I bought an old replica glossy Dansk model with the intention of replacing the incorrect shift pattern. Well, i read and came to the same conclusion that it is too light and doesn't feel substantial enough. Looks pretty, but the weight is all wrong.
So, i came upon this ****. It looks great, and has a nice weight/feel to it.. You would need the $20 928 motorsport adapter and a stainless steel shaft cover to complete the package. I am planning to cut off my **** and use the oem boot to round out the look. What do you guys think? Anyone be up for a group buy? Here is a pic of a **** he made for the older shift pattern....Name:  imagejpg1-3.jpg
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Subscribed. Sounds good!
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:55 AM
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I would be in considering how the whole package comes together. You handled this **** in person? (no pun intended). Also, in terms of getting the shaft on, how are you planning to secure it to the oem rod, something like grub screws?
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Here is the mock setup i did with the Dansk. It would be same the same size, look,but with a better feel. I have no interest financially, just want a great ****. Not feasible for them to make just one **** for me. I think there is a demand, but need to see if i'm right. Anyone else want one of these?Name:  imagejpg1-4.jpg
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Please excuse the ratty carpet, i am trying to find a pesky water leak. The paper towel is just a stand in for the bottom of a shift boot i will cut and fold under.
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Mr Alex, i think if you found the right size piece, all you would need to do is tap it down over the shift lever . The shaft bumps out slightly when it goes into the rubber shift boot, so it won't move once the **** is attached . The beauty of all this is it is totally reversible! Can put the stock shaft back on in about 30 seconds!
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:07 AM
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I'm in, depending on overall cost.

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I'll try and see how much tomorrow. I think he is afraid he would make up 50-100 and we would buy like 6,lol!
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X2 on cost, also would this be a complete kit (w/ SS shaft) or just the ****?
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Could do either way. Would be nice if he made a kit. I think it would be easy for him to make a ss shaft cover cut to the correct length. Would save us the trouble to source it ourselves.
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Mr Alex, no i have not felt the actual **** yet. The guy who makes these has an older 912 and has had the lighter style **** and says this one feels way better and shifts more solid. Having the Dansk repro, i believe him. It is so light, it feels like a toy. I imagine the extra heft of this **** would give it a better tactile feel. He is sending me one tomorrow to try, so i will report back when i get it mounted.
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I prefer a complete kit. Otherwise it might sit in the "unfinished" bin to eternity. 😉
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I agree the Dansk looks closer to the Singer ****, but the extra weight makes this one the one to get ,imho.
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May be in pending pricing
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I like to keep all my stock parts in a bin just in case the next owner want to return to stock. So i bought a used black shift boot to use as the boot. Will cut off the top and fold it under to show as much shaft as possible.
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:32 AM
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C'mon, guys! I'm guessing under $100, you handle this thing every time you drive the car!
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