Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid) - MustangForums.com



2005-2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-19-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
TacoBill
2nd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
TacoBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location:
Posts: 415
Default Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

For those interested in tightening up the shifts, but can't quite cut loose of the $$ for a MGW shifter (or any other brand for that matter), a cost effective alternative is to get the Saleen adapter that's available for only $45 directly from Saleen.

This is what I had installed for almost a year before switching over to the MGW.

The inlcuded Saleen instructions were accurate. However, the small B&W pics (hard to see) and 4 pages of instructions made it more confusing than it really was.

When you see the pics below, it'll make sensewhere the shift block goes (and it's orientation) and how everything attaches.

Here's some tips I gathered(not in the supplied instructions) that helped me along;

* Lube both plastic bushings (outer) before inserting them into the Saleen block.
* Lube the Saleen silver bushing (outer) before inserting it into the shifter barrel.
* Lube the shank of the shift linkage studbefore inserting it through the plastic bushings (in the Saleen block).
* Loctite the OEM nut that goes on the shift linkage stud pin. Use caution when tightening this nut, DO NOT OVER TORQUE IT! I only brought the nut down until it made contact with the plastic bushing, then gave it an additional 1/8 turn. If you tighten this nut too much, it'll make shifting (into the gates) very difficult.
* Let the Loctite dry before any extended shifting drive.

























Here'sa short video showing the shortened throw of the shifter.
TacoBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2007, 01:28 AM   #2
lldsandsll
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: S.Florida
Posts: 1,612
Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

it says $99.00 now, they must have raised the price =/
lldsandsll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2007, 01:30 AM   #3
TacoBill
2nd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
TacoBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location:
Posts: 415
Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

Quote:
ORIGINAL: lldsandsll

it says $99.00 now, they must have raised the price =/
Incredible! [:'(]

Unless you're really strapped for cash, I'd save $200 more and get the MGW Short Throw Shifter.
TacoBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2007, 02:29 AM   #4
lldsandsll
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: S.Florida
Posts: 1,612
Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

$45 was a bargain, i did several projects recently so i'm not lookin to do anything big for a bit. at $45 however,i would have jumped on it. u cant beat that, even if it only shortens 25%. that reminds me, i saw the saleen kitauctioning on ebay for $50, the guy was claiming 40% throw reduction. anyone looking for the kit, beware of what saleen claims (26%)and what some people might be claiming.
lldsandsll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2007, 04:46 AM   #5
Red_Stallion
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 324
Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

Just want to add that if you don't lube everything you will have really notchy shifts and some people may prefer that.
Red_Stallion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 02:31 PM   #6
ov3r
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location:
Posts: 122
Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

I actually found a place that has them listed at 29.95.

http://64.82.15.177/Merchant2/mercha...egory_Code=Sal

Has anyone heard of Renegade Performance?
ov3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 09:05 PM   #7
157dB
Cut & Paste Expert
 
157dB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 13,322
Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

Anyone have the dimentions so I can tool one up here at work?
157dB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 10:31 AM   #8
NJBLK07GT
2nd Gear Member
 
NJBLK07GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hudson County, NJ
Posts: 231
Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

Hanely motorsports has it for $42.95 + shipping. Just got mine yesterday. Will be going in real soon. Thanks Taco Bill for the great write up. I was looking at the instructions yesterday and they are really horrible.

Later,
NJBLK07GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 11:20 AM   #9
mac10chap
4th Gear Member
 
mac10chap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: houston, tx
Posts: 1,660
Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

Quote:
ORIGINAL: NJBLK07GT

Hanely motorsports has it for $42.95 + shipping. Just got mine yesterday. Will be going in real soon. Thanks Taco Bill for the great write up. I was looking at the instructions yesterday and they are really horrible.

Later,
can you link that shifter block. i looked on their site and only found the full assembly shifters. thanks
mac10chap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 11:47 AM   #10
ov3r
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location:
Posts: 122
Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

Yeah this was actually kinda hidden but finally found it ...

http://www.haneymotorsport.com/Saleen%20Driveline.htm

Though it appears once you add it to the cart it jumps up to 89.99. Supply and demand?

http://store.cal-mustang.com/showdetl-7-9157-25-0.html

I did find it here for 49.85 followed it all the way to the shopping cart and price stayed the same ... im purchasing it now before they get smart and notice that everyone else is selling at a higher price.
ov3r is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 Mustang GT Premium 5 Speed JonnyBlazeGT Mustangs For Sale 3 11-03-2015 01:10 AM
Super Cool Saleen Inspired Fox Body Mod MustangForums Editor Saleen, Roush and Boss Mustangs 7 09-16-2015 02:11 PM
Did a few mods this summer... drfister 2005-2014 Mustangs 9 09-04-2015 07:47 AM
Tuner for DOB upgrade cedarmn 2005-2014 Mustangs 3 08-28-2015 09:51 PM
New Member here and my 4 Eyed Vert WDScott New Member Area 7 08-17-2015 06:38 AM


Tags
7saleen, adapter, bill, block, install, kit, mgw, mustang, saleen, shift, shifter, short, stoptech, taco, throw

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:21 AM.