Shifter Mounting Block Out of Whack

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  1. charliec

    charliec FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Threaded mounting holes for the shifter mechanism (Inland Type) are not straight and true. A straight edge across the centerlines of the holes shows no gaps, so I can only assume that at least one of the holes was not drilled/tapped right. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the cracks in both of the shifter box mounting ears????
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    I was considering just through-bolting the box to the plate with lock washers and jam nuts. A little bit of slack created by a slightly smaller bolt to fit through the tapped holes should allow the face of a new shifter box to hug up flush to the plate.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Professor Fate

    Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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    Remove the plate, clamp it level in a machinist's vice on your drill press, and check the holes for true (turned off, plunge the appropriately sized drill into the holes- the one(s) that will not let the drill plunge is/are off. Drill to oversize and Helicoil the offending hole(s) back to original size. Now it will all be nice and square.
     
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    • charliec

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      Is the inland different than the hutst one? I have an extra billet mounting bracket for Hurst.
       
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      charliec FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Axcording to Brewers, it's different. Thanks though.
       
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