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Y2kFocus
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From: Torrington CT
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 07-06-2002 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Y2kFocus   Click Here to Email Y2kFocus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, after some long pondering, I figured out the cause of all my shifting troubles(sloppy, REAL sloppy) where caused by the PLASTIC shifter in the Focus. The entire thing minus the acctual shift lever, is plastic, including the base that mounts to the sheet metal. That's what broke on my car. So, here's my question.... Does anyone know of a company that makes a complete shifter assembly for the Focus? I've seen plenty of levers, but no full assemblys. I REALLY don't want to replace it with a stock peice, seeing as I shift hard, and this will probably happen again if I do.

Thanks Guys!!!!


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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA 1968 Fastback & 1995 Vert MCA#39406 M&M #12
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posted 07-06-2002 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Scott all I could find was the shifter itself...no complete assembly

http://www.focusparts.com/drive.html

sam

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cpmaverick
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posted 07-07-2002 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me neither Scott. Welcome back, good luck with your search.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-07-2002 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A short throw shifter will take away some mechanical advantage and you'd be less likely to damage parts.

Here's a neat looking shifter:
http://www.focus-central.com/catalog.asp?id=2

and instructions for installation:
http://www.focusfrenzy.com/zx5project/ffshifter/

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-07-2002 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AKBOSSMAN installed a B&M short throw shifter, I wonder how he likes it?
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/000384.html
Are you out there Wayne?

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Y2kFocus
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posted 07-07-2002 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Y2kFocus   Click Here to Email Y2kFocus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys!!! I'm going to keep looking to see if I can find the whole assembly, but it's not looking so good. Oh well, I just think this was a poorly designed peice, there's alot of strerss at those points, and to be made outta cheap-o black plastic really disaapoints me. *checks his wallet* ...... well, there's always coustom billit.....


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cpmaverick
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posted 07-07-2002 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott-

If you are looking for a new assembly (OEM), My dad is parting out a 2001 Focus stick car, and probably has what you are looking for. His email is [email protected]

A short-throw stick might reduce the leverage on the factory piece and reduce breakage...

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-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
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http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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AKBOSSMAN
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From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 07-18-2002 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
B&M makes the shifter and I am still working with a GB I hope to have mine soon. I've heard that the plastic piece breaks on the stock shifter when shifted hard. e mail me the price is $102 Shipped! new pics on my site www.zx3.mustangsandmore.ws

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WAYNE CURTIS

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