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    Rose joints for shift linkage

    I discovered today that my car can be started in reverse due to wear in the linkage from the column shift to the gearbox. Not clever....

    Rather than welding up worn holes & re-drilling I thought about replacing both rods with an adjustable rose jointed (rod-end) set up.

    Would M6 joints be okay or am I better off with M8? Theres plenty of room, but I don't want to use the larger joints if possible.

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    I personally wouldn't go for a roast joint.
    A lamb shank would be far better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Impala View Post
    I discovered today that my car can be started in reverse due to wear in the linkage from the column shift to the gearbox. Not clever....

    Rather than welding up worn holes & re-drilling I thought about replacing both rods with an adjustable rose jointed (rod-end) set up.

    Would M6 joints be okay or am I better off with M8? Theres plenty of room, but I don't want to use the larger joints if possible.
    I'd have thought the 6m would be man enough ,not like they are load bearing, at least providing there is no sideways stresses placed on it as you go through the 'gate'.

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    6mm will be fine. I got a 6mm one on the bottom end of my shift linkage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I personally wouldn't go for a roast joint.
    A lamb shank would be far better.
    Aha, the old "Cockerknee rhyming slang" we all know about your "lamb shank" addiction, which goes to explain the need for glasses & having your palms waxed.

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    Kev/Briz, thanks, ordered some M6 ones but also going to look at a cable system afetr talking to Andy (Sidspop) earlier. Either way, its got to be better than starting the bloody thing in reverse & nearly taking out the garage door!

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    I had a friend killed many years ago by inhibitor/ sloppy linkage problems ,he was 21

    I know others who have had close shaves, including myself as after I fixed a non wired inhbitor ( on a car I'd just bought ) the linkage wasn't aligned correctly still.

    I think on my future builds I'll also incorprate a 'can't crank unless foot on brake' circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    I think on my future builds I'll also incorprate a 'can't crank unless foot on brake' circuit.
    My Passat has one where you can't crank unless the clutch is pressed.

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