SRD13 September 2013 at 13:36 #50399
The gentleman on eBay seems to be selling the whole kit, do take a look and see if I am missing something – your comments are greatly appreciated.
Will see what pans out and thank you for the kind offer of gearbox tunnel cover..
You can use a stronger material than soap and water, that will take awhile. Another possibility is simply Pledge a furniture spray which will loosen the adhesive, but won’t effect the bakerlite.
I am sure that you can work out why I have experimented with all these different solvents / cleaning agents etc in our business.David13 September 2013 at 14:16 #50400
If I’m looking at the correct ebay item it’s ex-DB4 and in Malvern. Seeing the shift more closely, again I’d recommend a call to GW to see if they have converted one of these 3-speed floor shifts to 4-speed, and how. On the column change there is no externally visible machining etc needed for the conversion, just a new 4-speed label, but this 3 speeed floor shift appears to have “scallops” for the D, D and L.
2 further thoughts, if you do end up in Malvern we are not far away so you could have a demo of how the 4-speed works. Also, you’ll need to ensure the engine front damper is “as new” because mine broke apart the first time of kick-down from 3 to 1: the metallastic sheared
Brasso worked in the end!SRD15 September 2013 at 11:17 #50404
David – looks like I will be visiting Malvern shortly, and will try and arrange to visit you at the same time.
Have spoken to GW and yes conversion possible.David8 May 2021 at 15:54 #53298
Thread resurrection! The “new” gearknob has started to craze badly, and sadly it’s not through over use. Nearing the time to get one made, I thinkDavid20 July 2021 at 12:44 #53331
I’m thinking a having a local machinist make a replacement gearknob in polished aluminium or brass, same dimensions as the original. Does anyone else want to join me in a short run of them? Cost tbc
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