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Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:52 PM

Jon - is this what you got ?

 



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Posted 16 June 2018 - 07:02 AM

You don't want a "V Gate" shifter for circuit racing, they're designed for drag racing.



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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:46 PM

Yep that's it. In a circuit car your up shifts will be like lightening and so will be your downshifts, but the down shift from 3rd to 2nd not so good. Not so bad in a road car, but i think your fingers would ache, as you have to pull up fairly hard on the trigger, with so many of those 3rd to 2nd down shifts. As Warrenm, not really for the circuit, but then and again if you can get used to that not so good down shift i don't think you find anything that will work better. There was a sequential style shifter for the Aussie some years ago. There was an article in Street Machine magazine .

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 12:37 PM

The pogo stick shifter I had didnt have a lever.

The shifter worked on 2 levels. Once yo worked that out and got used to the mechanics of it, shifting wasnt a problem.

Wasnt really much different to working against the spring on a H pattern, but the pressure required was vertical not horizontal.

1st and 2nd operated on the lower level, 3rd and 4th on the upper.

So a change from 3rd to 2nd just required a bit of downward pressure on the shifter, and no dramas.

Keep the downward pressure on when going back to 1st as well otherwise you could easily enough get 3rd.

 

Once you got used to it, the shifts were still quicker than the H pattern.



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 12:58 AM

I think I saw one of those for sale, a long time ago now. It had long sliding mechanisms i think. My V gate is the opposite 1st and 2nd on the top and 3rd and 4th on the bottom. 

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 06:36 AM

The pogo stick shifter I had didnt have a lever.

The shifter worked on 2 levels. Once yo worked that out and got used to the mechanics of it, shifting wasnt a problem.

Wasnt really much different to working against the spring on a H pattern, but the pressure required was vertical not horizontal.

1st and 2nd operated on the lower level, 3rd and 4th on the upper.

So a change from 3rd to 2nd just required a bit of downward pressure on the shifter, and no dramas.

Keep the downward pressure on when going back to 1st as well otherwise you could easily enough get 3rd.

 

Once you got used to it, the shifts were still quicker than the H pattern.

The "Pogo Stick" you refer to wasn't an Impala shifter was it?



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 09:01 AM

May well have been an Impala.

Name rings a bell thats for sure.

40 years is along time to remember things



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 10:47 PM

Just be careful if you decide to go for a rengate sequential shifter or the Vgate. They are not legal for Group N and there are problems. They can smash Synchros. The shif can be too quick fot the synchros.



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Posted 30 June 2018 - 07:41 PM

I have a plan happening now with shifter and rectification.

 

on another note, cut the oil filter and there seems to be a few items in there and will talk to the engine builder. it's not bearing  material but it's like small swaf ferrous material  heat effected material. It has a straw colour and picks up with the magnet.

 

FYI - never buy an oil filter cutter - ignorance is bliss until it goes bang. three cents 



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 10:03 AM

Bloke that worked for my brother years ago had a V8 supercar VP VS or thereabouts.

They ran a huge magnet on the side of the oil filter.

Accumulated all ferrous stuff in the same place.

Theory was that some nasty bits can be small enough to get through the filter.

Seemed to act like a bit of a trap for other stuff too.

Saw a filter cut open. Some of the stuff near the magnet was close enough to liquid.

Seems like it did a good job.



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:55 PM

I've often thought about a magnet on the sump to draw fine metalic particles away from the pick up. I can remember on the back of a car magazine a full ad for an Impala shifter, Custom Rodder mayby or an old Street machine.

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