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8 speed lever wanted

 
 
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bangertrack
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: 8 speed lever wanted Reply with quote

Hello all,

Was thinking of doing the 8 speed mod on my 404 - wondering, has anyone a spare lever assembly (forward/ reverse lever) that I could buy please? Also - need one wheel nut - any help much appreciated. Send me a PM and I will get in touch. Thanks Will
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dxmedia
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't need to add another lever for the 8 speed, and try westfield for a wheel nut.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he needs the spare lever for the hi/low shift probs because he does not have a pto/lever
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct - no PTO lever. Good news - the wife found the wheel nut stuck in the mud - I had been looking for hours.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know i have a top plate but not sure if theres any levers on it will have a look tomorrow
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But you don't need a 2nd lever for the high low shift, can all be on the main gear lever with the first 4 on a reverse pattern.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure what you meen the mod requires the first two of the six gate paturn blanking off leaving four gates so thats four shift positions so you have the forward and reverce lever but you also need another lever to switch between the high/low gears unless you have found a way to to use just the one lever to operate four low gears four high gears and the reverce gears aswell have you any pics/diagrams you could share so i can update the info i have on the octotron mod
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dxmedia
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an even simpler mod where you cut an 'H' gate to the left of first and second. It gives you third, fourth, first, second, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth in that order. No second lever needed.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah now i under stand so the extra gates are cut in without blanking of 1st-2nd
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As stated - the mod I had seen details of retained just a H pattern with an additional selector for the high and low ratio. I liked the idea of this mod as have found it awkward sometimes going from the low to the high ratio gears on the main gear selector and the retension of a logical gear selection order. The modifications to the shift plate also look easier - welding a plate on to block the current low range positions instead of cutting further indents.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

minimog wrote:
ah now i under stand so the extra gates are cut in without blanking of 1st-2nd


Yes, exactly.

If there's an issue going between low and high, have you tried greasing the shifter mechanism?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi - taken the shift plate out today. I can see how the method works by reducing to a single H pattern and an additional lever. Unable to see how you could do it with additional gate?? You must retain the original mechanism on top of the plate to activate the high and low mechanism. Please explain
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry doing this from my phone, but I think that this is the right link, mike97 has done it though.

http://forum.difflock.com/viewtopic.php?t=45643
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks,

Yep I have done this mod, took a quick pic today and added the shifter positions (must have too much time on my hands today Rolling Eyes )
As you can see, Forward/ reverse lever has not changed, PTO lever is fitted in the standard place having removed the blanking plate.
High/ Low is selected by moving the main gearlever sharply to the left or right - as normal. Yes I know gear positions are a bit odd, but thats just the way it works out, you soon get used to it Wink


regards Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished the 8 speed conversion - decided to go with the lever - sourced a brand new one from VK Cars for 46 euros inc postage.
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