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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby danbrown100 » Fri 08.07.2016, 23:04

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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby HJ2 » Fri 15.07.2016, 17:55

Pro-packed package arrived today! That was quick!
First impression: nice parts!
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sun 07.08.2016, 14:24

For those still waiting / struggling to make a decision, I have a few kits available now.....
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 27.01.2017, 15:35

And still do...
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sat 25.02.2017, 15:42

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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby natefred » Wed 08.03.2017, 18:19

HI i hope your health is good
have you got a replacement shift cable kit and short shift kit avualable ?
i 'm interested i have to ask to my mechanics to do the job , is it a hard and long work ?
many thanks
(sorry for my english i'm french) :lol:
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 08.03.2017, 19:41

Yes, I have a few kits assembled and could be shipped in a day or two.

Is it easy/hard? That depends on your DIY skills. It is more frustrating than hard since you need to feed the cables through the chassis, out into the engine bay and around to the gearbox.

That is easier if there ate two people working together, one in the car and one under the car or reaching into the engine bay behind the intake manifolds.

It also requires taking apart the interior enough to get to the shifter and the chassis tunnel.

I am sending you a PM.
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby natefred » Thu 09.03.2017, 14:57

hello and many thanks (i keep everything for my eyes only) i have to see my mechanics and to speak with him about price and delay ( he is english then no problem with your documents ) :lol:
i think i will give you a answer at the end of the month
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Artaban » Thu 09.03.2017, 20:22

I can thoroughly recommend Brit Car Nut's short shift and cables; makes a big difference to driving the car. My local garage fitted them for me and they took 3 hours and charged £121 including VAT. They aren't Lotus specialists so that may give you a good idea how much your mechanics should be charging you. They said the job was quite straightforward with no problems.
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby natefred » Fri 10.03.2017, 09:28

ok many thanks artaban :D
the only problem i just changed the exhaust for a pnm one one month ago , i'm waiting for my gaz shocks and springs... , and i would like to change the wheels for originals one , and it costs . and i have to change the soft top and the seals .... i have to win the euro millions :lol:
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 18.04.2017, 14:10

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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Thu 03.08.2017, 00:01

Kits are still available.
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 29.08.2017, 14:02

Kits are now available.
I am hoping that replacing your cables will be a winter project for some of you.

Thank you for all of the support over the last years.
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 26.09.2017, 04:10

I still do them is small batches, so if you want to get a set, order early, as it takes a couple of weeks to get the bare cables made up.
Please use the link in my signature for the current prices

The "Retail" price for these is much higher, so asking your repair shop to buy a set for you only increases your final cost.

Also, most repair shops don't want to add the Short-Shift kit (to keep their outlay as low as possible), so it is most prudent for LEC members to buy directly from me to get the best price for the cable and short-shift kits.
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 15.11.2017, 21:38

If anyone is hoping to do the upgrade over the winter, I will be undergoing a lot of medical tests and procedures from December / January until everyone is convinced my "newest" cancer test results have been fully addressed, so I might not be available to quickly fill any orders. Please order soon if you want a kit.

I also have a hip that seems to be failing and that will keep me out of the workshop for extended periods of time.
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 29.12.2017, 15:18

Right now there are 3 kits available to assemble and to ship. I can build several kits at the same time.
It just takes a day or two to build, install and adjust before shipment.

To add enough insurance to fully cover a shipment, the price of shipping goes up a bit.
In a shipping claim, the shipping company usually refunds the base shipping cost to the shipper...(me)

Price WITH Postage and $200.00 insurance is:
$595.00 + $45.00 Shipping is $640.00 for US Cables and Short-Shift Kit
$595.00 + $90.00 Shipping is $685.00 for UK/Europe Cables and Short-Shift Kit


Price WITH Postage and $625.00 insurance is:
$595.00 + $60.00 Shipping = $655.00 for US Cables and Short-Shift Kit
$595.00 + $100.00 Shipping = $695.00 for UK/Europe Cables and Short-Shift Kit


The biggest difference is that I declare the insured value on the invoice. That also makes a huge difference in the VAT and tax bill at the receiver end.
The base cost (which I have been using) is around $200.00 before the fabrication, machining, plating and other labor costs.


So far, only TWO (2) kits have been waylaid and they were eventually delivered with a slight delay.
Buyers should decide which security level they want to risk and send the appropriate payment.

The prices assume you will be paying using PayPal's Friends/Family option.
If not, you will need to add 5% to cover PayPal's retail fees.
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 02.03.2018, 15:08

I have just updated and clarified the shipping cost options for shift cable kits.

The price with less insurance is still valid but the price with full insurance is a bit safer.

As I noted, in the last SEVEN (7) years, only TWO (2) kits have gone missing but were located and delivered a bit late.
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Thu 03.05.2018, 00:06

Just a "head's up"...

For anyone that might be considering a cable kit, I will be unavailable June 12 to June 15 and then June 25 until around July 10 due to medical tests and surgical solutions.

I currently have 3 sets ready to be packed and shipped but after those are gone there will be a delay before I can get back to work and make more.

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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 01.06.2018, 15:41

Is anyone still interested in the shift cable with short-shift kits?

Have most cars been upgraded? Has the other available cable kits become the preferred solution?

I would love to get some input as to any demand since I will be unavailable for a while later this month.

I will continue to make kits but the the kit price will have to increase as component costs go up when I order lower quantities. I don't want to end up with a lot of left over bits.

I have been ordering enough components to be able to make 25 kits at any time, but demand has been very slow for a while and I need to try to avoid ending up with a lot of excess pieces that I can't return. It isn't like the parts are usable anywhere else.

Is anyone is seriously considering or "saving up" to buy a kit. As the population of M100s continues to decrease, it might be time to put this offer to bed.
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Re: Replacement Shift Cable Kit - Similar to Bob B.

Postby JusNoGood » Tue 03.07.2018, 20:32

Hi JC

I hope all the medical procedures are going well.

To answer one of your questions. I've not actually come across a car with a short shift fitted yet!

I really want to get one of your short shift kits. Just a little bad timing at the moment... I've got building work going on at my house and garage and I've spent a small fortune on the M100 already....oh yes and I'm relocating my daughter to Vancouver (Simon Fraser University)...

So I'm wondering whether I could justify buying one by me saving money getting it shipped to Canada. It looks like I'd pay 5% tax instead of 10% plus other bits and bobs. Do you have any experience of sending stuff to Canada JC? I'm wondering how long it would take and whether it could get caught up by customs.

I'll be over there for three weeks so plenty of time for it to arrive.

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