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dougtappan

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Shifing set up

Post by dougtappan on Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:55 am

This is my Rat Fink shift setup


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Re: Shifing set up

Post by AzDon on Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:01 pm

That's Disturbing!
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by dougtappan on Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:10 pm

Thats good......Right?
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by Digz on Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:12 am

Getting my head around that.. makes the pattern backwards at the shifter?
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by vanny on Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:53 am

I don't think anyone's going to try to take that for a joy-ride! One look at that shifter and the thief will go, affraid affraid affraid


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Re: Shifing set up

Post by dougtappan on Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:59 am

Hey Digz, you are correct
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by dougtappan on Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:00 am

Thank you Donnie
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by donivan65 on Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:32 am

There is no end to what you can do to our vans,,,,,,,,,,what trans is that?
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by donivan65 on Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:05 am

and where did it come from,,,,,,was it hooked to an engine that was put into the van,,,,,,,where did the shifter come from,,,,,,,how did that whole set up end up in the van?
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by AzDon on Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:16 pm

Okay, NOW I get it.....It's an "H" pattern stick shift trans with the tower coming through the floor.... The left-to-right rotation is for choosing the gate and the horizontal shaft slides longitudinally in the bearings for front-to-rear in each gate......Clever and functional! Kinda rat rod!..... Same gears front to rear but the gates are swapped side-for-side, correct?
Truly "Rat Fink" would have been one continuous stick though!....
Sick!
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by dougtappan on Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:08 pm

Ya Donnie The trans is an sm420 4 speed truck trans Bolts right up to the chevy bell housing And yes AzDon the forward and back gear selections are the same however the left and right selections are backwards. Closest I could come to a true Rat Fink shifter


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Post by dougtappan on Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:10 pm

Oh ya Donnie I built it all from scratch
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by donivan65 on Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:43 pm

now thats what I wanted to hear,,,,,,thinking outside the box,,,,,,,,,so what came 1st,,,,,the trans, then you found a way to shift it, you had a shifter, needed a trans for it,,,,,,,,I doubt you seen another van with that set up and thought yours would look cool with one,,,,,,where did you get that shifter,,,,,,,where do they use it?????
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by AzDon on Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:11 pm

Cabover big-rig trucks were ALL shifted with variations of this design where the twist of the shaft selects the gate while the forward/back on the rod selects between two gears....
As soon as I saw the pic of the shift tower coming thru the floor, I knew exactly what was going on!
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by vanny on Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:07 pm

Now that's what you call "Driving"!!! Not for the faint of heart!

I like it cause it reminds me of the "Mouse Trap" game we used to play as kids...sooooo very long ago lol!


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Re: Shifing set up

Post by donivan65 on Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:56 pm

I guess next time, you can take a piece of rebar, weld it to the shifter stub, bend it out the side doors, then under the passenger seat, over to the parking brake and then up,,,,,and you got yourself a normal floor shift,,,,,,
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by dougtappan on Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:35 pm

Comon Donnie you know hat would never work But seriously I built it from scratch I found out a SM420 truck trans bolts right up to our bell housing and then I built the shifting mechanism Oh and by the way it works CCOOLL!
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by jrdunn96 on Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:49 pm

I was thinkin' . . . If you mounted your slides/pivots on the ceiling, wouldn't your shift pattern be correct, even if your shifter is upside down??? OOOh, that made my head hurt.
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by dougtappan on Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:10 pm

jrdunn96!!!!! your a bleepin genius Damn I wish I had thought of that. Awe man..... I wish you hadn't of said that now I'm thinking of changing it.
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Re: Shifing set up

Post by jrdunn96 on Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:00 pm

Well Doug, I'll tell ya. Bleepin has been used in the proximity of my name many times, but genius hasn't to my knowledge. Another user on here "Dan Nachel" did a bellcrank setup on a 5 speed. Here is a link.
http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t26497-5-speed-trans-in-64-e-100
Most of the pix are already gone, but it sounded interesting. I probably would "chicken out" & go with a cable setup. I've been wishing to get a 5 speed manual for my Epup. But I say do it how YOU want.

Jim


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