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  1. #1
    RSupdate
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    Sherwoods gateshift

    Hi all...Well I finally decided to get with the program and get Sherwood's Gate-Shift kit and give it a go.

    I have the factory short-shift kit installed so I had to enlarge the opening in the side of the shift housing a bit to compensate for the raised pivot point of the shifter itself. Another thing I did was to use larger fender washers in addition to the wavy lok washers supplied in the kit for holding down the top plate with the add'l 1st & 2nd gate tabs.

    After reading Sherwood's tech bullitin #003 concerning welding of the shift arm gate tab I became a bit concerned over the real-world, in-use ability of a solitary hose clamp to hold this critical piece in place.
    Well, I don't have ready access to a welder, and after thinking about my options and not wanting to have to come back and re-do or fix anything, I decided to use JB WELD epoxy in addition to the hose clamp.

    I started by sanding the paint off the shift arm where it was determined that the gate tab should go, cleaning all surfaces with laquer thinner, next I applied the JB WELD to the back of the tab, then reclamping it in the exact spot using the hose clamp. I then rechecked tab position as well as operation of all gears incl reverse.

    Then I applied JB WELD liberally yet neatly, all around the edges of the shift tab. Now rechecking shifting operation again, I now crank the hose clamp REALLY tight using an 8mm socket wrench. I rechecked everything once again, all is good!!

    As a finishing touch I got out my semi gloss black enamal model paint and touched up everthing, painting over the JB WELD and all sanded, nicked spots. Looks very clean indeed.

    I've driven only 100mi. since I did this. so we'll see how my decision to use JB WELD pans out.

    Once one gets used to the new "gated" operation, this is really an improvement over the original parameters as well as cheap insurance against an unintentional 5th to 2nd downshift.

    Well done Sherwood. I highly recommend this upgrade !!

    John Risvold

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    gburner
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    Very cool John, nice endorsement. I had thought about knife edging the gate contacts, although since I've installed the kit it hasnít seemed necessary. This kit does create a very positive feel to the shifter.

    Did you do the breakfast and Mt. Baldy run Saturday?

    Sherwood even had a plug in the 911 English mag.

    This guy likes the kit too.
    www.seinesystems.com/mgagen.htm

  3. #3
    RSupdate
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    shifty...

    Hi Mike,

    I really am getting attached to the 'new" feel of my shifter with the gate-shift kit installed. To say the least it is confidence building and immediately lets the driver concentrate on other things coming into a corner at speed.....<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT="">

    This is one of the things I just had to do b4 I even attempt to compete on the A-X curcuit...

    W

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    RSupdate
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    shifty...

    Hi Mike,

    I really am getting attached to the 'new" feel of my shifter with the gate-shift kit installed. To say the least it is confidence building and immediately lets the driver concentrate on other things coming into a corner at speed.....<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT="">

    This is one of the things I just had to do b4 I even attempt to compete on the A-X curcuit...

    Went up to Arcadia to the S-Reg breakfast Sat. had a fun drive (solo) up there...veggie omlette and no drive afterwards...don'yt ask me why, I don't know. Thought we had an alt. drive route in the hip pocket as a result of the fires in the area recently...but nothing panned out. Had fun though.

    We'll talk.....

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    911SRegistry
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    Re: shifty...

    Hey John,
    Sorry you had to drive in from HB only to drive back with more tread life on your tires than expected. The tentative route through the mountains was still closed due to recent fires and there was no alternate route planned. However, we did enjoy your company. Last weekends breakfast, we were guests of the SGV-PCA. Our next "official" Registry breakfast will shift to Chuck's neck of the woods where we will have a ride route in place. Hope you can join us again to see how that slick shifter works under more duress.

    Sherwood
    Early 911S Registry

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