New quickshifter in S3

New quickshifter in S3

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phillpot

14,272 posts

116 months

Sunday 4th March
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When you push down on the stick for reverse a lump on the side of the stick should go under this piece of metal to "allow" the gearbox to go into reverse. Sounds like something is catching/not quite clearing?




Over to Richard............ wink

ukflyboy

233 posts

49 months

Sunday 4th March
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Cool, cheers, as always incredibly helpful! I gave it a good cleanout, including removing what I think was a tiny piece of the old saddle (not small enough to have made a difference I wouldn't have thought) and it now works a treat! Maybe I wasn't holding my tongue enough to the left or pushing down enough, but this has completely transformed my gearbox reverse experience; previously I had to give it a good push up into the top left corner and hold it there while releasing the clutch and praying for a lack of graunching of gears, but now it goes seamlessly into reverse every time!

The gear are noticeably close together, so all I need to do now is avoid selecting reverse accidentally while I get used to it!

A highly recommended mod - thanks for your work Richard!

[Edited to avoid nugatory posts]

Edited by ukflyboy on Sunday 4th March 17:18

Kitchski

5,917 posts

164 months

Monday 5th March
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Hi!

Yes, one other person has had this. We think it's just the tolerances being slightly tighter on the newer lever than the originals. Was going to modify one for the other chap (forget which one of you it was now), but on the interim weekend he did exactly what you just did to alleviate the issue! There are about 30 or so levers out there now, and yours is the second with the issue, so I might start relieving the 'ridge' on the edge of the lever by a fraction of a mm, to prevent future fun.

Should be doing another run of levers in the near future, but I'll make some noise about it as and when.

Marc C

128 posts

58 months

Monday 5th March
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Kitchski said:
Should be doing another run of levers in the near future, but I'll make some noise about it as and when.
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ukflyboy

233 posts

49 months

Monday 5th March
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Anyone that has ever had issues getting into reverse should get one of these!
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Alan461

840 posts

64 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Marc C said:
Kitchski said:
Should be doing another run of levers in the near future, but I'll make some noise about it as and when.
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Soon as you can, there’s salt free dry tarmac out there, might not last but I’ve seen it this morning.

T' Veteran Racer

68 posts

124 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Kitchski said:
Hi!

Yes, one other person has had this. We think it's just the tolerances being slightly tighter on the newer lever than the originals. Was going to modify one for the other chap (forget which one of you it was now), but on the interim weekend he did exactly what you just did to alleviate the issue! There are about 30 or so levers out there now, and yours is the second with the issue, so I might start relieving the 'ridge' on the edge of the lever by a fraction of a mm, to prevent future fun.

Should be doing another run of levers in the near future, but I'll make some noise about it as and when.
Yes that was me. However, after a bit of fettling and putting the saddle clip in the otherway around (same as phillpot's image) it was fine.

What a difference, an incredible change to the way the car drives now. Thanks very much Richard. cool

S2Andy

263 posts

146 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Please put me on the list for one of the next batch.smile

fozzy280472

184 posts

81 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Hi there Kitchski , if you do make another batch , could you put me down for one too please ,
From what I'm reading here it looks like the way to go ,
Cheers , Paul

Sandgrounder

429 posts

77 months

Wednesday 7th March
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When a batch is ready, I would like one too please.

Many thanks,

Graham

The Horse

109 posts

87 months

Wednesday 7th March
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I had trouble finding reverse too after fitting the quick-shift kit and new saddle.
I took it all apart and refitted it but it didn't make any difference.
I eventually found that I had to press much harder to get the lever into reverse than before fitting the kit.
It seems fine now but took a bit of getting used to.
David

cjacks

53 posts

13 months

Thursday 8th March
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The Horse said:
I had trouble finding reverse too after fitting the quick-shift kit and new saddle.
I took it all apart and refitted it but it didn't make any difference.
I eventually found that I had to press much harder to get the lever into reverse than before fitting the kit.
It seems fine now but took a bit of getting used to.
David
Well... BEFORE I fitted the kit, reverse was always a bit of mystery. Once fitted - perfect every time. clap

pshep70

6 posts

8 months

Thursday 5th April
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Having recently returned to TVR ownership with an S3. I would love one of these kits when you do another batch.
Cheers

Kitchski

5,917 posts

164 months

Friday 6th April
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Hi all,

I'll do a run in the next few weeks. Could everyone who wants one add themselves to a list for me (as per the Euro tours etc.), as it's getting hard keeping track of everyone!

Thanks

Marc C

128 posts

58 months

Tuesday 1st May
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Kitchski said:
Hi all,

I'll do a run in the next few weeks. Could everyone who wants one add themselves to a list for me (as per the Euro tours etc.), as it's getting hard keeping track of everyone!

Thanks
Did a list get made and I didn't notice it / carn't find it ?

Kitchski

5,917 posts

164 months

Tuesday 1st May
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Marc C said:
Did a list get made and I didn't notice it / carn't find it ?

Nobody started it laugh

pshep70

6 posts

8 months

Thursday 3rd May
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Just posted up a simple wiki page Titled "Quick Shifter Order List May 2018."

People can edit and add.












Kitchski

5,917 posts

164 months

Friday 4th May
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That's a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?!

Here's a link, to make things easier:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...


I hope to get a run done soon. I do have one here which was returned as it buzzed on the chap's car. Can't do anything with it, so will offer it up at 50% discount and then whoever gets it can take a chance that their car is slightly more insulated than his, what with TVRs tending to vary quite a bit! hehe

Thanks

glenrobbo

11,405 posts

83 months

Friday 4th May
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Hi Richard, YHM smile

I'm willing to take the gamble. I'm old and deaf anyway. And a sucker for a bargain, especially if it gives me a buzz wink

Kitchski

5,917 posts

164 months

Friday 4th May
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Sold to the man with no hearing!