Third, the instructions call for disassembling the mechanism and sliding it in place in two pieces. Then lowering a bolt down and threading it through the l shaped arm and a spacer and such
Now, there is more stuff in the way in a supercharged Exige, but this is a PITA.
Also the rod ends are bolted down from the top, the assembly top to bottom is 6mm SHC screw, rod end, spacer, nut, bell crank pivot arm, nyloc nut
I looked at it and saw no reason for this
I bought fully threaded 6mm SHC, threaded them from the bottom. reversed the assembly with the top being nyloc and rod end.
This way you can put the assembly in the car assembled, drop the rod end on the mechanism, then drop a nut on and tighten. In reality having a handful of 6mm nylocs is required, as you will drop several before you can get one started.
Now there is no need to disassemble the mechanism to removed the shifter cables, which is required to, for instance, drop the fuel tank.
I also reversed the assembly of the 8mm SHC pivot for the bell crank for the same reason, it can now be dis assembled in place if required, with no necessity of keeping a spacer on a bolt while blindly assembling. Instead a stud with the spacer on it stays there, and one can easily change the shift ratio with less cursing
Last edited by exigegus; 04-29-2019 at 07:28 PM.