Scat or Empi

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by nicko_1982, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Personal choice i know but thought i'd see how many people on here prefer which gearstick

    I'll then look to make a selection.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. standard works absolutely fine for us but if it was Scat or Empi, I'd go for Gene Berg by reputation :thumbsup:
     
  3. Ive just fitted the empi. a ten minute fix and so far feels 100% better then the old shifter. But Ive never tried any other but for the money I was pleased.
     
  4. Just to be difficult I have a CSP. It's a big improvement on the standard shifter but I still have a bit of trouble selecting 3rd. A bit more adjustment required.

    I understand that the Empi can contact the handbrake when selecting 1st gear with the handbrake on, if there is any slack in the handbrake linkage.
     
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  6. Something I am also thinking of as I hit my knuckles off the hand brake when I select third. Will be interested to hears peoples opinion.
     
  7. Weve got a scat one but its still in the box :lol:
     
  8. They should all be an improvement on a worn OG one, but no improvement otherwise. They do away with the pin in the shifter and the slot in the shift rod cup which are often worn giving the stirring porridge effect.

    If you want to know in advance if you'll see an improvement, select a gear an move the gearlever from side to side. If it rotates slightly as you move it from side to side, your pin and slot are worn and an aftermarket shifter should improve things. Alternatively, remake the slot and repair the pin.

    If it doesn't rotate, the problem lies elsewhere and an aftermarket shifter won't help other than shortening the throw and making it seem like it's better because the gearlever doesn't move as far - you'll probably still have the same trouble selecting the same gears as you did before you fitted it though.
     
  9. Thanks Zed. Top info
     
  10. Empi can be a bit of a hit or miss affair as to whether its going to fit properly. Hitting the handbrake lever when in 1st is quite common...often found out when trying to do a handbrake start for the first time.. The usual response is shorten up on the handbrake travel but anything less than half a dozen notches means that with a properly set up handbrake you are driving on the brakes...not a good idea.
    Theyre tempting for the money but Zeds advice is the best.
    Me, I took it off and refurbished the original shift set up instead.....TBH I wish I'd done that in the first place. :))
     

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