Classic Autowerks ‘Ultimate Shift Rod Bushing’

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Re: Classic Autowerks ‘Ultimate Shift Rod Bushing’

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Good morning Matt
Received yesterday thank you kindly for arranging the shipment.
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I still have 4 more packages to send out when the relevant people make their final payments / provide their shipping addresses!
'72 T 210 2176 (ex-Hawaii donor car for '72 M491 2.5 SR)
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Re: Classic Autowerks ‘Ultimate Shift Rod Bushing’

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Hi Matt,
Forgot how many I've ordered, is it two?
Can you advise what I owe please.
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Yes two bushings so £31.50 incl £5 p&p please Dean.

Please also let me have your address.

Thanks

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£31.50 includes £5.00 P&P
£31.50 total.
Is that right?
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Yes that’s correct.

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Bushings posted to knappman (1) and dean1057 (2) today.

Just leaves Zorkin and ignacatz to pay their balances and then we’re all done and dusted!
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Re: Classic Autowerks ‘Ultimate Shift Rod Bushing’

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I just received my second bushing in the mail. Thanks for organising this, Matt. Great job!

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Re: Classic Autowerks ‘Ultimate Shift Rod Bushing’

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Received the 2 bushings Matt, thanks for organising.
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3.0SC 1978 Targa Imported from California, Guards Red
3.2 RS Replica, 1984 GP White & Blue
997 gen 2 Gt3, 2010 Aqua Blue
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Re: Classic Autowerks ‘Ultimate Shift Rod Bushing’

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Morning all

I know this should strictly be another thread (and perhaps it should be moved) - has anybody got any insights into fitting this (which i think should be very easy as i understand re-adjustment of shift components not necessary) and perhaps more importantly any feedback on post-installation success/difference?

I'm needing a positive energy "bump" to get my sleeves rolled up!

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Re: Classic Autowerks ‘Ultimate Shift Rod Bushing’

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Morning Magnus,

I just did the install last week and it was very easy. It is a precise fit and as expected, delivers noticeably improved lateral guidance to the shifter rod.
The changes made to my 1972 were even bigger as I finally changed to the 1973- shifter, combined with the Karsten Spring (as many probably know). This took 915 shifting to another level, day-and-night difference!

Again, many thanks to Matt for making this group buy possible! :)

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matteo68 wrote:Bushings posted to knappman (1) and dean1057 (2) today.

Just leaves Zorkin and ignacatz to pay their balances and then we’re all done and dusted!
All paid sorry for the delay and thanks for arranging.


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Re: Classic Autowerks ‘Ultimate Shift Rod Bushing’

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Installed this afternoon. As suggested this is easy to do and the only mild pain the grub screw that holds the cup. I ended up using a 4mm hex bit and a spanner. Interestingly the shape of my bracket seems a little diff, it has a zigzag pattern on the edge and fitting the new bush required mild force. Also because of the zigzag the c clip isn’t sitting as deep as it should. However it is not really required as the bush sits very tight.

Shifting feel is improved across the range and it was a worthwhile change. Thanks again for arranging.

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Re: Classic Autowerks ‘Ultimate Shift Rod Bushing’

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I installed my shift rod bearing a few weeks ago. Despite lots of lubrication the shifting was a lot stiffer than the bearing I replaced. Also I found that i was no longer able to engage second gear despite many attempts to adjust the linkage at the rear of the shaft. I also replaced the original Porsche linkage with an 'OEM Match' version at the same time. That went in the bin within a few mins as it was not a match for the original. I put the original linkage back in but perservered with the shift bearing.

I took my car into Carerra Performance in Horsham yesterday. Jez replaced the shift bearing with a Porsche original one, adjusted the linkage and my shifting was transformed.

Sorry to be a nay sayer, but this didn't work for me. I have a lightly used bearing if anyone would like one.

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Re: Classic Autowerks ‘Ultimate Shift Rod Bushing’

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I believe two things transform the shifting

1. Rebuilding the gearbox
2. Good adjustment of the rear linkage

The German spring is a great addition for predictability, though it has no impact on the actual shifting.

Other things make a small to no difference.

This bush may make a small difference but nothing more.


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