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  1. #21 Re: Marina 4 speed gearbox gearchange extension. 
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    Would you not need a double universal joint?

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    Just another thought and it is only a thought.

    Keep the original gear selector where it is, take another and u bolt it to a frame.

    Then either rubber riv nut or use a number of bobbin type bolts to bolt that frame to the inside of the tunnel, this would hopefully allow some movement in the gearbox.

    Then using a double universal coupling to connect an extended shaft, which would also allow more movement of the gearbox.

    This would mean you could place the selector anywhere along the tunnel and as high as it could go to miss the drive shaft.

    I await a loud bang when this idea is shot down, lol.

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    That's not a bad idea but too late for me to try. If I find this doesn't work and have to source another extension I may try that.
    My UJ turned up today so may disappear to the garage for an hour or so.
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    Ok, this would work in theory.

    IMG_4069.JPG

    I have cut the frame and bent it at the same position as where the UJ will be. I have connected the shaft temporarily with some rubber hose. The frame needs reinforcing at this cut and bent point as well.
    It selects all gears and clears the propshaft and will bring the gear stick back 7".
    Success? No, I don't think it will be strong enough over time as the selector casing does move slightly changing gear.
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    Yes , but you can strengthen it easily enough. If necessary, do away with the mount to the gear box and mount it with a rubber mount to the top of the tunnel once you have determined the position. The gearbox hardly moves anyway.
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    Hi I agree with h_m_cumming.

    See my mad idea below.

    It will still work with your frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post

    See my mad idea below.

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    Looking for it below, or was it deleted and therefore should be ignored.

    Please clarify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h_m_cumming View Post
    Yes , but you can strengthen it easily enough. If necessary, do away with the mount to the gear box and mount it with a rubber mount to the top of the tunnel once you have determined the position. The gearbox hardly moves anyway.
    Just sent you a message, check your inbox.
    Its an interesting thought but having done some spirited driving with the whole length of the transmission tunnel exposed, except for a panel underneath my left elbow, I was surprised that it was not as rigid as I at first thought, even with good quality engine and gearbox mounts.
    I would be cautious following the idea without some form of flexible connection to allow even as little as 5mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    Ok, this would work in theory.

    IMG_4069.JPG

    I have cut the frame and bent it at the same position as where the UJ will be. I have connected the shaft temporarily with some rubber hose. The frame needs reinforcing at this cut and bent point as well.
    It selects all gears and clears the propshaft and will bring the gear stick back 7".
    Success? No, I don't think it will be strong enough over time as the selector casing does move slightly changing gear.
    Meverett

    I had assumed your gear extension frame was a trial frame as it is made from thin aluminium and pop-rivets - (compare it to the original casting).

    However,having proved the principle all that is required now is a sturdier steel version.

    Do you have access to a local engineering company?
    - if not I could get you a steel one made to your current design for not a great deal of cost - I'd be happy to help if you want to pursue what looks like a very good idea.


    You never know there might be a few other interested parties to get several made at the same time?

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