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Old 06-16-2018, 02:30 AM   #1
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Short-shifter adjustment assistance needed

As Iíve got some end-to-end play in my short shifter (B&M) and figured Iíd tighten itó
I just canít seem to get enough clearance to insert the hex into the end of the thread set screwódo I really need to remove the center console or is there a trick?

Attaching photos does not seem to work at the moment, will see if I can upload somewhere else.


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Old 06-16-2018, 05:46 AM   #2
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Hmmm, tried to upload the image here:
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:06 AM   #3
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I just cut out some of the plastic on mine. Now adjustment is quick and easy no fuss. If I had to do it again I would use a Dremel and keep a vacuum handy.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:01 AM   #4
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I just cut out some of the plastic on mine. Now adjustment is quick and easy no fuss. If I had to do it again I would use a Dremel and keep a vacuum handy.
Hmmm, that did cross my mind. Making a cutout for tightening will be rather non-obtrusive, and will be hidden by the shifter boot.

Unless anyone else has any ideas I'll go ahead and start cutting up my center console ;D
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:46 AM   #5
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UPDATE: The weirdest thing: I trimmed away the plastic that was getting in the way, but I just can't seem to adjust it anyway? There is about 1-2mm play laterally in the frontmost bushing, but it doesn't seem to want to have anymore tension. What have I missed?
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:42 PM   #6
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Did you put the washer-looking spacer in between the bearing/cup and the shifter stub? I have Ben's shifter and it includes this - not sure if your kit does too. Ben used to have you use a penny as a spacer, now he includes a metal spacer for the same purpose. Again, not sure about your kit, that's all I can think of.
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:09 AM   #7
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Did you put the washer-looking spacer in between the bearing/cup and the shifter stub? I have Ben's shifter and it includes this - not sure if your kit does too. Ben used to have you use a penny as a spacer, now he includes a metal spacer for the same purpose. Again, not sure about your kit, that's all I can think of.
Thanks Doug!

I did solve the problem, it was just me making the wrong assumptions. Shifter now has 0 lateral play and the "bolt rifle action feel" is back

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