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Hi,
How did you solve the oil cooler connections for the engine when the shifter linkage is crossing almost flush against the oil ports above the oil filter? Do i need to make a special adapter or is it a easier way?

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Are you using the shifter linkage that comes with the kit? If so, you may want to consider a brandwood cable shifter setup instead- for multiple reasons.
 

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Yeah...hardly anyone uses the FFR shift linkage. Every car we build gets cable shift. That's probably the only real solution to your problem.
 

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Hi. Ok, i will try to figure something out. Regarding the cable shifter. Is there any advantages other than making room for the oil ports? Did anyone build one themself? Or is it Brandwood that everyone uses?

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I can't speak to the one supplied with the kit since I never used it, but from what I understand from my research, the cable shift is a way smoother feel and also less complex, easier to install, and gives more flexibility for placement and routing options. My car has a brandwood and it is simple and easy to adjust, so I can say that I do like it and would recommend it.
 

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The FFR rod linkage is like shifting with a giant spring. There is a ton of lost motion between the shifter and trans. As a result, you lose all of your "feel" in the shift linkage. A cable shifter pretty much eliminates all of that lost motion so that you can feel what gear you're shifting into instead of hoping and guessing. There are a couple of options for shifters. One is what everyone refers to as the "Brandwood" shifter.


I've installed a ton of these and they work well. I have had a few customers who broke theirs. There is a small shoulder bolt that holds the pivot point of the shifter together, and that bolt seems to be the weak link and can break over time.

The other option is Numeric. This is a very high quality billet aluminum shifter. More expensive than the Brandwood, but seems pretty bullet-proof and much more rigid.
 

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I have a used G50 Brandwood shifter kit I can sell, it came off my car when I installed the G96.50 instead.
Shifter+cables.
 

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I have a used G50 Brandwood shifter kit I can sell, it came off my car when I installed the G96.50 instead.
Shifter+cables.
Sounds great. How much are you asking? I have the G50-00 transaxle. Did you have the same?

I´m in the process of fabricating a offset oil cooler connection that clears the shift rod. But i can use that anyway.

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David Borden used to sell a CNC aluminum piece that will accommodate the stock shift linkage. Not sure if he is still making this part.
 

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Sounds great. How much are you asking? I have the G50-00 transaxle. Did you have the same?

I´m in the process of fabricating a offset oil cooler connection that clears the shift rod. But i can use that anyway.

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Sorry mine is for the 6-speed G50 and it doesn't look the same.
 
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