Aftermarket solid shifter?

Ross

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You are doing great. I am so looking forward to the parts arriving.

Thats a lot of extra work for not a lot of reward, theres far more slop in the shifter...
Yeah, I didn't really think that all the way out... but you are working it!
Until I get the parts in my hands, it is hard to see how everything will align.
 

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JSATX

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Why not just attach the cable to the same side Of the bell crank that the shifter is attached to? Mine has multiple holes, does yours not? Just have two studs next to each other
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Edit: I see that’s kinda what you already did. But I was thinking on top of the pivot so the angle to the shifter isn’t so steep
 

DCMoney

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Edit: I see that’s kinda what you already did. But I was thinking on top of the pivot so the angle to the shifter isn’t so steep
Cable would have to be relocated to reach to top pivot.

want mine?
Appreciate the offer, might take you up on it. Pretty sure the jogged connecting rod idea should work. Quick mock up in solidworks is promising.

 

DCMoney

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Reversing plate seems to work without having to make a goofy connecting rod so far. Going to refine the reversing plate a little more, test was out of 14 gauge steel, a little too weak, but promising so far.



 

Ross

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The RSX shifter arrived today, allowing me to plan a way to connect it to the F35 transmission.
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I would like to leave the shifter with the cables exiting towards the transmission (backwards from the RSX), then
directly attach the cables to the shifter. This introduces 2 challenges:
1. the left/right movement is backwards for the current cable, and
2. the shifter knob is too far forward for ergonomics.

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1. Proposed way to reverse the cable: attach the cable from the other side. The picture above shows the stock Goblin tranny cables, and the red line would be one way to connect the cable so that it is reversed. Hope to use the shorter Cobalt cable for this cable routing. Will need to fabricate a custom cable retainer off the transmission mount.

2. Move the shifter base closer to the seats, so you don't have to reach so far. Probably going to remove the extra inch on the base that isn't being used, as it will reduce interference with the sliding seats.
Or maybe make a custom bent shifter shaft, that moves the knob closer to the driver.
 
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Ross

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The Cobalt shifter cables are 44" and 46" long, which is too short, as I need a 6' cable. The Goblin cable is about 8' long... guess it could work. I wonder how long the honda cables are...
 

DCMoney

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If you guys (Ross or JSATX or anyone else doing a RSX shifter) want a base that retains the stock mounting location let me know. Happy to make them to where you want the RSX shifter to bolt into at. Attached a PDF of the base I made, if you wanted to mock a base up. Print 1:1 on 8.5x11 it should be accurate. DXF linked below, you can modify as needed and send it to me and I'd be happy to make it for you, or you can send it out.


Ross you might be able to find the exact shift cable you need from Midwest Control. They have a really good selection. https://midwestcontrol.com/shop/products/push-pull-cables
 

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Karter2026

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The Cobalt shifter cables are 44" and 46" long, which is too short, as I need a 6' cable. The Goblin cable is about 8' long... guess it could work. I wonder how long the honda cables are...
Check with a local big truck parts shop. They usually can make custom cables. A lot of truck hydraulic systems use cables.
 

Ross

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Thanks guys. Good references for shifter cables. DC Money, Nice offer for the base plate!
 

DCMoney

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Got the shifter all hooked up and tested, need more spring tension and to install the set screws for the bushing to get the right amount of resistance between the shifter ball and bushings, but it still feels way better than the OEM plastic garbage. Going to move the whole assembly back another inch or two closer to the driver as well. 5th gear is a reach currently.

Noticed 5th gear is difficult to find, throw it all the way right and it goes into reverse easily but 5th is slightly left of full push to the right. Thought about it for a second and it makes sense. With the F35s shifter you have a reverse lockout that stops you from going full throw to the right, it falls into 5th but won’t go into reverse until you lift up on the lock out, allowing you to throw it further right and into reverse. Plan right now is to experiment with a plate that bolts to the top of the RSX assembly to make 5th and reverse more gated and put the shifter in the right spot for 5th.

K Tuned has a 5th gear lock for this shifter (not sure if it’s a direct bolt on part being a Chinese clone) that could probably could be modified to act as a stop for the 5th gear position but also a reverse lock out as well.



 
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