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    Default 203/403 floor change

    Has anyone done this and prepared to offer photos or drawings before I try to re-invent wheels? Ta in anticipation. And please don't say retain the column shift, it's for the single seat race car.

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    Default 203 - 403 floor change

    [There was a thread on this topic with photos that got lost in the crash].

    The types that come to mind:

    - the Ivan Washington (the later versions were the best) constructed remote shift (I had one but it went with the 203 when it was sold). This version was my favourite. It had a tube grafted to the top of the box to convert it into the remote arrangement but unlike the Jap version was a one piece construction. Ivan made mine to order after I had advertised for a Sydney Speed Shop type in the PCCV magazine.

    - the Sydney speed shop after market shift (I have one of these). A longish affair without the remote link, sort of wand-like in its operation.

    - using a Standard 10 gearbox top (see later post).

    - the (query) Triumph Herald based conversion (I'm not sure of the actual base car but it was pommy).

    - the Jap remote (I have one of these on the 403) sourced from a small jap truck remote linkage.

    I'll post some photos of the Sydney SS (off car) and the Jap remote (on car) as soon as I can locate them.


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    Default Sydney Speed Shop



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    Default The Jap type on car - 403 interior shot




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    Default 404 ute with fulray floor shift (Sth African)

    Not 203 - 403 but a nice floor shift for a 404 ute:


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    I had a Sydney Speed Shop one. Not very good, the wand was too long and it might have been worn but it wasn't too precise.

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    Thank you, this is completely different to how I would have done it, and WAY more sensible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Hall View Post
    I had a Sydney Speed Shop one. Not very good, the wand was too long and it might have been worn but it wasn't too precise.
    These are excellent when in good condition, very light and precise and without the friction found in the remote shifts.
    I have one not in excellent condition but wouldn't take much to rebuild if anyone is interested.
    These will only fit the C2 gearbox.
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    Default Standard 10

    In a 2005 post on this forum Ray Bell, in a discussion on a Simca, indicated:

    " Using the lever socket and lever from the top of a Standard 10 box...

    Same was used for a beautiful floorchange conversion for 203s and 403s".

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    G'day,

    been a really long time ago, but, standard 10 lever is a mile long, more like a walking stick than a gear shift. I think that the Herald box was the same casing and you could swap the lids - this one was a remote action, all self contained within the lid casting, with a much smaller vertical lever.

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    Kiwia110,
    Bob Pinkerton's Peugeot single seater has a gear shift arrangement more suited to your requirements.
    Briefly, Bob's set up has the shift at a right angle from the box top.
    This is then linked to a shaft that takes everything along the left side of the chassis. The gear knob is now ready to hand, more natural than the lever between the legs!!

    I have an e-mail address for Bob that I hope is still current.
    [email protected]
    Tell him "Wily" sent you.

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    Sadly, I am getting no reply from Bob Pinkerton, so I need to progress. The box appears to be a C3 (alloy cas) although the top cover looks just like the one in the "Sydney Speed shop".
    For the moment, in order to get the car on track by easter I am not too bothered if it isn't perfect first time out. All, and any help appreciated.
    Cheers Rhys

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwia110 View Post
    Sadly, I am getting no reply from Bob Pinkerton, so I need to progress. The box appears to be a C3 (alloy cas) although the top cover looks just like the one in the "Sydney Speed shop".
    For the moment, in order to get the car on track by easter I am not too bothered if it isn't perfect first time out. All, and any help appreciated.
    Cheers Rhys
    Looks the same but is wider.
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