Gene Berg bus shifter with ball knob

Discussion in 'Engine Gearbox' started by Honky, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Honky

    Honky Administrator

    I updating/upgrading the engine and gearbox on the van and this was a luxury item for project.

    I wouldn't usually have spent my money on such an expensive and unnecessary item but it was part paid for for my birthday so I couldn't say no could I?

    Instructions supplied are clear and thorough.

    Remove the old shifter and put the Gene Berg shifter in. There is a troubleshooting bit which basically involves moving the base in a particular direction depending on what gears you can or cannot engage. As it happened mine worked on the first attempt.

    The quality is great, there is no play anywhere and it is solid to operate.

    Clearance for the handbrake wasn't an issue on mine.

    I opted for the ball knob because I didn't like the idea of the T handle - it feels right for a control that goes in all directions to be round.

    I had a slight problem with selecting 2nd with the stock shifter and this still exists - I didn't expect this to be changed by the Gene Berg shifter, I'm just highlight to potential buyers that if your gear linkage or gearbox isn't 100% then a new shifter is unlikely to help.

    Money aside this is a great product. But it only changes gear and so does the stock one.
  2. Honky

    Honky Administrator

    A little update on this.

    Having a large cold knob in your hand on a cold winters morning isn't that nice. Could someone knit me a coat for it?

    This is the only downside so far.
  3. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Moderator

    Use one of Birdys socks mate, that'll keep your hand warm (& we all know what you will find inside his sock) :laugh2:
  5. Honky

    Honky Administrator

  6. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    Maybe Bekyip could knit you a cover for your knob. :-
    She is, after all, looking for something crafty to do for the 40 days of Lent. :lol:

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