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Trigger shifter cable snapped

 
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numberdevil



Joined: 30 Jul 2008
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Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:36 am    Post subject: Trigger shifter cable snapped Reply with quote

the trigger shifter in my 72 standard snapped last weekend. Sad

So, is it difficult to repair?

Would it be wiser to swap it back to a standard shifter?

Thanks!
Nicole

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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 418
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what's involved in trying to repair it, but the only aftermarket shifter I like is Gene Bergs. Very expensive. Nothing wrong with stock shifters.
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Baxsie



Joined: 12 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of trigger shifter is it? Hurst, EMPI knockoff, SCAT? (pics !)

Depending on what it is, it might be worth fixing.

We went through our Hurst shifter:

http://www.rcvwclub.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=9468#9468

The the wire in it is nothing special, could replace it with some fine piano wire (like used in RC planes).

I have a spare stock one if you go that route.
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numberdevil



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shifter is an EMPI ...

The wire isn't much, that's true. I just don't know what would be involved in replacing it, and I am not sure why it snapped. Is it because it is an EMPI crappy shifter? Or is there an underlying problem that caused the wire to snap?

I will post a picture tomorrow.

Thanks for the replies!
Nicole

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numberdevil



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to snap a picture. Sad

I removed the shifter, and have an idea as to how it is supposed to work ... Now just need to get a wire and see about putting it back together.

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numberdevil



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am interested in the standard shifter. Please send me a Pm

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