L8 apexr wrote:
With space constaints for either cable or rod shifter set-ups I've been looking for ways to go with an electric push/pull solenoid(need to up and down shift).Looking at kits they are silly expensive,a grand is a common retail price,I figure an industrial source for a 1" stroke each way shouldn't cost much and I need to build all the brakets etc anyways so...
I haven't been able to find such a thing just yet,if anyone has tried this and/or has info I'd look forward to hearing from you.
Space constraints with a cable??? If you don't have room for a cable where are you going to put the solenoids?
Some people have tried (used?) two starter solenoids, one for up and the other for down. But neutral is the fun part. But if you remove 1st etc then there is no problem. The problem is the electronics to time and power the shifting while killing the engine for 10 mS or so at the right time.
Here's a picture of the lower end of my cable paddle shifter. The lever moves aprox 15° up and 15° down (the end of the cable moves ~3/4" up and ~3/4" down). The cable is shown connected to the end of an old motorcycle brake lever that I shortened to ~2" (hidden behind oil line). The bracket is the original one from the car I got the cable from.
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