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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Perfect thanks as i couldn't find anyone to do a custom size, just placed an order Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dreadful camera phone picture:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit, I'm really liking that gear stick.

I'm presuming it's the Function First one? Did you buy through eBay or their site?

I like the addition of the suede gaiter too. Finished nicely.

How do you find gear changes compare with the original stick? Is it the shorter version?

Sorry lots of questions. I've looked at getting one for ages. I find my Carbon one a bit awkward....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is under the Function First one, I bought it direct from their website.

The picture was taken by the chap who trimmed the gearstick (gaitor) and the handbrake in Alcantara- I don’t have the car at the moment as its gone back to have some issues with the paint job and the roof rectified.

Seems I’ve spent longer without the car than with this year- and when I get it back it will be tucked away in the garage, so it might be a while before I can report fully on how the shift feels.

It’s a 997 GT3 shifter underneath the Function First lever.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Neil, let us know how you rate it.

Ive tried a couple of cars with short shifts (my current one Inc) and a couple without. The ones with the standard shift seemed to me to be sweeter somehow. More leverage and less bulky maybe.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not alone there James. I've never yet found a shortshift that I've preferred to a factory shifter.

That looks great though Neil. I'm half tempted to get one now and just mount it on my standard shifter. I like the yellow gate detail. Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hah, yeah - I got that to match the 12 O'clock band, it's either going to work really well or look dreadful, I thought I could order another knob easy enough if it's the latter.

This is the longer shifter option from Function First - I'm interested in where it leaves the knob, and also whether (if it's longer) it changes the perceived shift speed due to a longer throw.

Of course, I need D:Class to give me my car back in order to find that out.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Collecting the car on Saturday! Best clear the firewood out of the garage...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that I've picked the car up yet, but I'm beginning to think that I have too many colours in the cabin. Not something I'm going to do anything about rapidly, but I'm wondering about reducing the amount of blue. I'll keep the blue roof, and therefore rollover hoop, but maybe move to charcoal grey/black for the rest of the material covered sections.

I might also remove the rear seats and replace them with a luggage area, maybe with a detachable net that stretches across to stop items hitting the seat backs.

Input welcomed.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing to add Neil, but registering my interest as ever.

That's why I stuck with grey stitching on my alcantara parts. The urge was there to go red, then red seat belts or yellow like the 12 o clock band but in the end I figured grey doesn't lend itself to a Motorsport or jazzed up look.

I'll be watching your rear seat developments then.
I ditched mine for the weight saving when I ditched the standard fronts but being honest the rear seats with the backs folded down provide a more useful luggage bench than the 2 dished areas the seats have left.

For my roadtrip next year the standard front seats are going back in, so I may as well put the rears in for the luggage bench. So then I've gone full circle and think why bother with buckets at all.
Then I think "Oh the seat belts are good for strapping the luggage in for the twisty roads, so should I refit those?" frustrated Grin


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hah, true.

I think the goal would be to reduce the number of colours, but I do have a soft-spot for the yellow 12 O'clock band, so that will stay.

I think the simplest route forward would be to re-trim everything in alcantara that matches the handbrake. I imagine that that would not be cheap, however.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking at getting my dashboard and other interior panels trimmed in Alcantara, I'll let you know how I get on.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha, definitely a big undertaking.
The jury is still out here on the durability of the alcantara. As I reported at the time even my trimmer sighed and said "That is going to wear horribly" when he saw my Cup wheel. Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just mentally written off the cash to get the wheel re-trimmed every couple of years. I won't ever touch the alcantara around the gear lever, and the handbrake has that little metal part where you grasp it (which I'm still blaming you for Mark!)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is for a 993 but something similar could be constructed for your car i feel.

This sort of thing is more a winter project than a summer job though .. time involved would far out weight it being cost effective if the garage was busy .
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting! I need to spend some time sketching out possible layouts.

I collected the car today, drove home - motorway and then London, so cruising rather than actually driving, but I was changing gear so some first impressions.

The lever looks great, it's a very nice match for the wheel, and I think the classic look suits the interior of the 996.

It puts the top of the lever in a very natural position, and it feels very pleasant to hold.

Being longer than standard it does make the shift action longer. This is the thing I'm wondering about - whilst the shift is very accurate (997 GT3 mechanism) the shift movement is something I'm working into my muscle memory of how my car works. I do wonder whether the extended lever might be a better partner for an SSK - each would balance the other, as it were.

That said I don't dislike it, I think I just need to put some more miles under the wheels. I might order the shorter shaft from Function First, as that's a simple swap, which would enable me to try standard shift distance vs new in a back to back manner.

Feels very nice in the hand, one of those pleasantly tactile objects that you keep reaching back for.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those of you with an eidetic memory will possibly recall that I had created a multicolour boot, ici:



That obviously could not be countenanced, so I've changed it.

I also replaced the right hand trim-piece with one that hadn't had the CD changer related part snapped out:



Everything out!



These connectors are left over from the CD player, really just took this photograph for future reference, but it did occur to me that I still have the bracket for the CD changer, and if I get a larger amp it might make more sense to mount it where the CD changer used to be.



Everything back in:



And with the false floor:



I think it looks a lot better now:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
This is for a 993 but something similar could be constructed for your car i feel.

This sort of thing is more a winter project than a summer job though .. time involved would far out weight it being cost effective if the garage was busy .


I'm liking that. Very neat.

Neil the gearknob is getting tempting. I may go for one in the spring along with a decent short shift. Will I have to cut my alcantara gater off half way down?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a spare alcantara gaiter - PM me your address and I'll stick it in the post.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, no more stone chips!


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