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Gear lever spacer

PostPost by: bloodknock » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:16 pm

Hello folks
Like I've said before, one step forwards, two steps back!
Just fitting the gear lever and the spacer washer from beneath the anti vibration section did an instant vanishing act. Ive spent hours searching for it, and I guess its fallen through the lightening hole in the chassis and now resides between the fibre glass and the chassis. Ive tried everything to locate it, but I recon its only going to appear next time the bodys off!
The washer has certain critical dimensions, it must fit very snugly over the gear lever stub (see pics) and also must not interfere with the antivibration section of the lever.
Any one out there got one spare? or know where I can source one?
Thanks
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:30 pm

SJSportscars list it....
SJ026F0001 GEAR LEVER BUSH SPACING WASHER
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:32 pm

Visually, it looks to be the same size as the upper washer.
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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:43 pm

Take the right hand seat out and lift off the console and you should see a hand sized hole intended for inserting the prop shaft into the gear box.

With a magnet on an extending rod (like a selfie stick or portable antenna) you should be able to retrieve your lost part.
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PostPost by: SENC » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:20 pm

This might help if you cant find it. Pretty sure it came from someone on this site, but can't remember for certain.

AntiSizzle_GearLeverComponents.pdf
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:55 pm

Thanks for the advice chaps. Ive tried the fleximagnet on extension....no joy, kept sticking to the chassis. Theres no sureity that its in that area anyway. Tried a variety of formed hooks, prodders etc in all the potential hidey holes...nada!
Have ordered replacement from SJS, so you can bet i'll find it tomorrow!
Thanks again
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:49 pm

SENC,

That's an excellent drawing.

Thanks

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:54 pm

RichardHawkins wrote:SENC,

That's an excellent drawing.

Thanks

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Thank you & yes the top & bottom washers are the same part. Here are both pages:

AntiSizzle_GearLeverAssy.pdf
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AntiSizzle_GearLeverComponents.pdf
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PostPost by: Sking06 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:11 am

As a note, mine never came with one and I?m the original owner.
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:59 pm

Phil,

Thanks for the second excellent drawing

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PostPost by: SENC » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:54 am

Thanks again, Phil, both originally for the documentation and for reminding me of the source! And here's betting that as age advances I'll forget again! :lol:
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