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Hans' front shift cup and rod replacement shifter write-up 06 Sep 2017 23:08 #19975


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I wanted to create a writeup for the install I just did on Hans’ new short shifter and front shift rod replacement. A while back when he first came out with the short shifter I was really looking forward to installing it and getting a bit of a better shift out of my 82 US 5 speed. Well, I installed it and was very impressed with how firm the shift was along with a lot of feedback to what the driveline was doing. Aaaand then the front ball cup disintegrated. Considering some of the different manufacturers both OE Porsche and aftermarket I set back to bugging Hans about making a cheaper version of his fully adjustable shifter assembly. He had let me know that he was thinking about building a significantly cheaper version that would not be adjustable. I wanted it. That’s the plain and simple of it. I did the math as I always do and figured that I’d be able to knock it out but the factory replacement parts were encroaching the territory of just buying this stuff from Hans. I was hoping that the initial run would be ready for our Sharks in Hell gtg, but alas it was not to be. Hans was notified on the way to the gtg that the parts were ready and although that kind of sucked, I understood and was willing to wait for the finished product. As usual his products do not disappoint.

I got the package and promptly ripped it apart as my car was almost completely undriveable.

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Assured that everything was ready to go I put the car up on jack stands since my lift was taken up by my P.I.T.A. 04 Cayenne S.

I proceeded with pulling the exhaust heat shield and cross brace to gain some access to remove the front portion of the foam surrounding the front rod and guide bushing.

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Aaaand that’s when my wrench decided to take a chunk out of my finger…

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All taped up and ready to rock…now I’m done playing nice. I attempted to get the nuts for the bushing from beneath but my hands were just a little too big to get all the way in there. I decided that it was because the rod was in the way, but that wasn’t truly it either. It was the bushing…and it was shot anyway so…it HAD to come out any way, shape or form…

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Once the bushing was removed we finally get a good look at what I guess is the original ball cup, in all its 35-year-old glory.

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Well, that’s a relief, it wasn’t actually that bad…yeah, right…anyway, with the rod and bushing removed it provided quite a bit of room for me to stick my hand in the hole with the 10mm gearwrench and remove the nuts to get the rest of the bushing out and start mocking up where the shifter assy was going to find its home.

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There are 2 new nuts in the kit to attach the front bracket to the position where the old bushing used to rest. The shifter is held on with that bracket and a very heavy duty band clamp that goes around the torque tube. It’s finished off with another rear bracket to encapsulate the clamp into the shifter housing. It’s very firm and very stable at this point.

When I removed the front portion of the foam I did save it so that I could reinstall back into the original position. Some of it just fell apart, but a lot of it was still in great condition. A great amount of the stuff that he creates is all based off of his personal car or parts for the later models. This being an early model there was a little bit of adjustment needed, but it was mostly in the position that I needed to put the shifter assy in. Pictures are attached in order of the writeup...or at least I hope they are...
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Hans' front shift cup and rod replacement shifter write-up 06 Sep 2017 23:09 #19976


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