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    Does anybody know the linkage lenghts for a BA10/5 as fitted to the various 505's?

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    I do know that when I put a BA7/5 into my 1978 504 that the gear lever didn't move far enough to go into gear properly.
    I had to lengthen the part of the gear leve below the pivot to increase the amount that the forwards/backwards rod moved

    at least I think it was a BA7/5. I got from a pickup (ute) and it fitted where there had been a four speed before once I swapped the tail piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanos View Post
    Does anybody know the linkage lenghts for a BA10/5 as fitted to the various 505's?
    Ihave an assorted box of linkages, but have no idea whether they are Ba10 or BA7 or 404

    Sorry not much help,

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    The longer one is 270 mm centre to centre and the shorter, adjustable one that came out of my car is set to 100 mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 203 View Post
    Thanos

    The longer one is 270 mm centre to centre and the shorter, adjustable one that came out of my car is set to 100 mm.

    Norm
    Thank you, Norm, this is very helpful

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    Hi Thanos,

    For information I removed the original "balls" from the BA7-5 selector arms on the 404 and used 6MM all-thread and 6mm bore spherical rod ends to make my linkages, once the bend and length was ascertained, I bent and threaded the ends of some 6mm rod.

    The rod ends give a very positive feel and will never part company with the ball, as the factory ones can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanos View Post
    Does anybody know the linkage lenghts for a BA10/5 as fitted to the various 505's?
    Don't think the horizontal linkage on BA10/5 fitted to diesels is what you are after Thanos but here it is anyway,

    the horizontal linkage which is slightly bent measures from the centre of the halo end to the bend 115mm and from the bend to the centre of the cup end 165mm . (external demensions roughly ignoring the bend 305mm).

    Sorry haven't got the vertical one handy.

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    Interesting.....mine is 285 mm long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob D View Post
    Interesting.....mine is 285 mm long.
    Please stop boasting

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    The 505 haynes manual lists 111mm for the 'gate gearchange rod' for the ba10/5 for the saloon...
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    One things that occurs to me is that the vertical rod is probably a different length for left hand drives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uffee View Post
    One things that occurs to me is that the vertical rod is probably a different length for left hand drives.
    Why would it be? I can understand for the column shift but isn't the floor shift identical?

    My thanks to everyone for the responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanos View Post
    Why would it be? I can understand for the column shift but isn't the floor shift identical?
    The gearstick is canted over to the right on right hand drives so that the gearknob sits to the right of the centreline of the car even though the trim is the same as left hand drives and the gearstick comes out the trim to the left. I don't think I'm explaining this very well but I would have thought that this isn't necessary in a left hand drive because the gearstick already emerges on the right, err, correct side of the centreline for the driver.
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