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Rod change gear shifter.
« on: July 25, 2020, 06:32:54 PM »
Does anyone know the reason why the rod shifter is mounted on cotton reeel mounts.
I cant see heat being an issue and surely there is not that much vibration.
Cheers, Dave

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Re: Rod change gear shifter.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 09:47:15 AM »
Hi Steam,

Torque reaction from the engine moving binding the sliding shaft causing seal and case wear making changing gears harder?

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Re: Rod change gear shifter.
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 10:00:16 PM »
The motor is on rubber mounts so it makes sense to have the rod change on rubber too.
If it was fixed and the motor flexes it could probably knock it out of gear or change gears for you.
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Re: Rod change gear shifter.
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2020, 10:12:11 PM »
Torque reaction from the engine moving binding the sliding shaft causing seal and case wear making changing gears harder?

The motor is on rubber mounts so it makes sense to have the rod change on rubber too.
If it was fixed and the motor flexes it could probably knock it out of gear or change gears for you.

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Unfortunately, if we make all these things rigid, things will fracture due to the torsional effect that the body and drive train creates.

Best to just use these cotton reels and not worry too much about why, bit like engine mounts or radiator support rubbers, vibrations are an annoying part of Moking. Well that's my thoughts anyway.
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Re: Rod change gear shifter.
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 08:10:02 AM »
All responses make sense.
I am sick and tired of the cotton reel mounts failing so I have changed the system somewhat.
I will report back on success or failure.
Cheers, Dave

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Re: Rod change gear shifter.
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 11:18:12 AM »
All responses make sense.
I am sick and tired of the cotton reel mounts failing so I have changed the system somewhat.
I will report back on success or failure.


Years ago I had a similar problem with breaking cotton reels, the exhaust was connected to it but it had to much tension on the reel
so I had an exhaust shop heat up the pipe and relieve the tension. much better now.
1976 Moke 1275cc (Dynky),
1976 Moke(Scarlet) current project,
1974 Moke with Suzuki GTI motor (project), 
1975 Moke rust bucket,
1967 Moke rust bucket