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Hi Guy's
Getting to the point of build where i need to get a shifter for the pop, anyone got advice on an aftermarket one that you have used? I've got a hurst shifter i bought a while ago for another project but that is a cable one and the BW is a linkage type, can this be adapted? I looked at the Dukesville stand at the nats last year and the Lokar shifter on display and it looked to do the same thing as the BW and i know the mountings won't line up but would it work if adapted??

Any help would be appreciated! (and yes i know the original rover shifter would work but can't find one of these either!)

Thanks in advance!
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in my model T i had a ford shifter (ford usd the bourg warner box) i did however end up making my own shifter completely from scratch to do what i wanted, it now has just a stick, no buttons or levers for reverse etc. it took a bit of working out but isnt that difficult to do.
shifters that will work with bourg warner (as far as i know) are
FORD cortina, escort, capri, granada (rear wheel drive versions)
ROVER all rear wheel drive pre 1975 (some SD1 models are different)
JAG all models pre 1985ish
Reliant Scimitar gte

its not too hard to convert to use the cable, yust brackets and getting the lever the correct length.

hope this helps
 

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Hi Ezduzit,

Lokar TH 350 Will work fine. I have just done this on my B/W 65 same box only slightly different.

Will need modifying though.

I did try in vain to make my B&M Megashifter work but it wouldn't. It is a cable however the detents are different so could not be made to work, by me anyway.

Not sure about the Hurst, but I would think the detents would also be different.

I have a spare Ford Capri shifter if you want it. This would aslo need modifying,

Good luck,
 

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Hi Mate thanks for the offer of the Carpri shifter, what would need modifying on it?

Gary
Hi Gary,

For starters the shift lever works from the n/s and the B/W works from the o/s. Also the length of the lever would need phasing to the box.

Never done one, though I did spend a fair while trying to make it work.
 

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Thanks Mike, Just found your post on the old NSRA site with pics and txt on how you made the Lokar fit! The gear selector on the BW35 is on the other side so wouldn't need shifting over like you did... might give a Lokar a look now!

Many thanks guyz!

Gary
 

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Thanks Mike, Just found your post on the old NSRA site with pics and txt on how you made the Lokar fit! The gear selector on the BW35 is on the other side so wouldn't need shifting over like you did... might give a Lokar a look now!

Many thanks guyz!

Gary
Hi Gary,

ok no worries, I'm catching up on my build thread on here, so won't be long before it's also all over here.

I didn't realise the selectors where on the opposite side, something else Iv'e learn't. wouldn't need to turn the detent plate around, so would be a lot easier.

Good luck.
 

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Mike where did you get your Lokar from? was it mucho cashio?

Gary
Hi Gary,

Just over £200, which was the going rate, I had a job to get it as I wanted a 12", got 15" :D and no one stocked them. 16" is the norm, which works out to be 19" including base.

Works good though.

Geordie Paul @ Ducksville, top bloke.

Good luck,
 

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I've also supplied Gennie shifters for the same purpose. Work great but with a gated shift instead of button. Basically the mounting brackets for the transmission need to be modified.
Miles
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Hi Guyz..

Many thanks to everyone who replied to this thread but im now the proud owner of a Gennie Shifter supplied by Miles at Jack Hammer!

Highly recomend Miles for great help and service!


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Hi Guyz..

Many thanks to everyone who replied to this thread but im now the proud owner of a Gennie Shifter supplied by Miles at Jack Hammer!

Highly recomend Miles for great help and service!

Gary
Nice one :tup: be good to see what you have to mod to make it fit,

Good luck,
 
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