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rhino-man
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good man, looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you kind sir thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received mine today Laughing alread fitted and adjusted!

Big improvement over my worn sloppy original.

Thanks for the quick turnaround alex thumbsup top job!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you kind sir. worship
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alex
Thanks for responding to my PM.
My only worry on SSK's in general is the potential to make first gear shifts tricky/notchy/stiff as some find the standard throw item just that. Have you had any experience of your fix affecting previously smooth shifts - as mine is? Is it a given that the shorter throw can never help in this regard? Would reworking of the original std shifter be the best compromise for those looking to avoid notchiness at all cost?
I must say that I think your price is very fair so its just about smoothness of first-second-first changes now.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently working on doing the standard shift with solid bearings.........watch this space.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I'm currently working on doing the standard shift with solid bearings.........watch this space.

I will hold out and await the outcome of this Alex. I have the aftermarket SSK in a box so will have a choice!
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scholester wrote:
alex yates wrote:
I'm currently working on doing the standard shift with solid bearings.........watch this space.

I will hold out and await the outcome of this Alex. I have the aftermarket SSK in a box so will have a choice!

I think you will be onto a winner re-engineering the standard shifter. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies to everyone waiting for me to supply stuff. My Phosphor Bronze got lost by the courier so I'm currently waiting another lengh. Will be in touch soon.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex incase anyone missed my review in the 997 section heres a copy of it for this thread.

Alex mate its everything I was hoping it would be the feel of the GT3 shifter with the bolt action clean crisp gear change and the advantage of it being a short shift , This option is not available from Porsche and IMO its what we call an OEplus mod which it a mod thats better than what Porsche put on the car and would suit both "modders" and "keep it stockers". there is nothing negative about it no added vibration or noise. I love it
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quality stuff, Alex. I've not driven Osh's car but the gear shift action at stationary is rifle-bolt sharp so I expect it drives brilliantly on the road.

I also enjoyed the pictures and videos of the engineering process. Quick question - how are the bushes self lubricated? Are they impregnated with oil or something, or is it just a property of the materials?

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bearings in the centre shaft are Oilite bearings - these are bought to size off the shelf but the length of them needs machining to suite the SSK.

More info on oilite here:

http://www.bowman.co.uk/bearings/oilite-bearings-self-lubricating-bearings

The outer bushes are custom made and can't be sourced so I make them out of Phosphor Bronze bar as it's an excellent bearing material and easier to source than Oilite bar. The Phosphor Bronze does need light lubrication for this application so I just smear an amount of grease on the brass shafts and and bushes, but due to the use (ie. light movement backwards or forwards when changing gear) it's not like a high speed spinning shaft (crank for example) that needs constant lubrication.

More info on both here:

http://www.getyourbearings.co.uk/oilitephosphorbronze.html
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good info, thanks Alex.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still waiting on my Bronze. Supplier's let me down twice. Don't want you thinking I've forgot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SSK finally fitted today, brilliant upgrade gearshift is precise and actually better than I expected, easy swap over also using the guide.

Alex, thanks mate Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are most welcome kind sir. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Still waiting on my Bronze. Supplier's let me down twice. Don't want you thinking I've forgot.


Where are you at with these know Alex?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM sent. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a spare standard shifter from a 996.1 if anyone wants it to have Alex'd.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drove a Porsche SSK equipped 997 in the weekend and yup, the standard factory 996 setup is fairly poor. Flaccid m ight be the word. I replaced all the mounts last year and that improved things massively, however there isa lot of play in the factory setup, the SSK on the other hand was a vast improvement.

So thanks Alex, one of these modified beasties on its way to the other side of the planet Smile
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