VW Motorsport shifters and shifter towers

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  1. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    < moved here from Motorsport kit p0rn thread >

    Narrow audience for this one, but I'll put it here as it's somewhere where people will see it.

    Some pics of 02A shifter mechanisms, which may help people get their works type shifters working optimally.

    If you have one of these:
    VWMshifterincar.jpg


    Then these are the bits at the other end of the cables that matter to get the leverage right:

    IMG_0022.JPG

    left to right, top row: OE Corrado bracket, then same with 13mm ball, then later style 02A/J bracket. Ignore one on right.

    Middle row, left to right: VWM washer/needle bearing/washer then VWM brass bush which replaces OE plastic item, then washer/needle bearing/washer. These basically stop slack in the pivot. Brass bush dimensions are 33mm long, 8mm ID, 12.5mm OD, steps on ends are 9.85mm OD, thicker body is 25.75mm long, leaving smaller dia ends at about 3.63 mm each end.

    Lower row is OE early 02A, with VWM shortened version below, and then later 02A/J version to the right which works with the other bracket above it.

    Edit: it's the early Corrado/G60 stuff that was used on the VW Motorsport cars (ie stuff on left) - the ones on the RHS weren't used.

    OE Corrado (top) and VWM Hannover supplied shortened version below.

    Easy to create - take the measurements, cut to desired length and file the corners off. Then go shopping here, to buy the 10mm or 13mm sockets and balls required, or use the OE attachments if that's what you've got, G-werks I believe use std shifter cables.

    Just leaves job of sourcing those needle bearing things, which are not cheap unfortunately.

    In situ pic from old Bildon site gives more idea:
    VWR02Atower.jpg

    Bit more info here from VWM manual, notes originally from g-wagen off here:
    VWMdiag.JPG

    Having heard various average reports about these shifters when installed without the right bits, I bolted this up on mine recently, and shifter quality is fine.

    Hopefully of interest, and of use to the odd person dropping by who has this stuff.
     
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    superb info.
     
  3. steve r

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    Exploded diagram of the VW motorsport shifter:
    VWMSshifhterexpoldeddiag.jpg
     
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  4. steve r

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    I found a source for the needle roller bearings mentioned in the shifter tower post above.

    ID 10mm and width 4mm when a plain thrust washer is put either side. this ties up well with the dimensions of the brass bush dimensions:

    Brass bush dimensions are 33mm long, 8mm ID, 12.5mm OD, steps on ends are 9.85mm OD, thicker body is 25.75mm long, leaving smaller dia ends at about 3.63 mm each end.


    http://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/SK...+Roller+Assembly+10x24x2mm./product_info.html

    Order 2: SKF AXK1024 Needle Roller Cage and Roller Assembly 10x24x2mm.
    and 4: SKF AS1024 Thrust Washer Series AS 10x24x1 mm

    6 + p&p (1.25 i think)

    ( i have 4 sets as i'm going to put some of them in my all smiles shifter as well, Items 16 & 16 in the exploded diagram i posted above)
    IMGP2331.jpg

    IMGP2329.jpg

    The rubber sealed ball bearing in the packet will hopefully go into the top of the tower in place of the current seal, ID 15mm to match the shaft OD 24mm
    IMGP2336.jpg

    https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=13365
     
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  5. mk1g60turbo Forum Member

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    Hmmm wonder how hard it would be do DIY making that shifter! lol
     
  6. steve r

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    VW motorsport inspired modified 02A shifter tower, full write-up here!

    IMGP2441.jpg
     
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    steve R is that using the smaller parts on the shifting unit posted up above?
     
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    Used the info from above as a guide. I've not shortened the main arm yet, hence the shift weight still being fitted, i have a spare arm to modify when i have time.
     
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    nice one steve, keep us informed of ya progress!
     
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    Shifter

    at the bottom there is an anodised red extension to one of the pivot arms.

    have you the dmensions for this peice as am looking to extend my standard 02a one which will be used with a g werks style shifter and standard cables (that i am looking at having the ends rose jointed on.

    Although having looked at that I think I could use the ringspan cables and just machine a thread into the bottom of my shifter to accept a ball and socket joint.
     
  12. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    I don't have the dimensions but you could almost work it off the picture. The red bracket just alters the leverage ever so subtly. It amplifies the side to side lever movement at the shifter end.

    It was previously in the Reeves Mk1, supplied like that by Frazero, which is why I continue to use it as is.
     
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    Thats the going rate for them these days, 400 was in 2007.
     
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    Does anyone know where you can get some better quality shifter cables from? I know the standard ones can be modified but I'm sure I read somewhere that someone got hold of some much better quality cables.
     
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    Thanks for your response, I think in that case I will try to get a second hand set of standard shifter cables and modify those for now.
     
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    PS. the parts on dieselgeek which modify the end of the cable look very nice, I may consider making something similar.
     
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    I have the DieslGeek ends on mine, and they work very well.
     
  19. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    Neat solution to making the VWM reverse operation one-handed:
    msshifter_whole.jpg
     
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    Phwooar that is a darn sexy piece of kit......:thumbup:
     

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