Type 9 (T9) Short Shifter Options

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Type 9 (T9) Short Shifter Options

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:55 am

Looking at potentially replacing the stock shifter in the T-9 Scorpio, it seems there's a couple options...

1) A kit that modifies your existing shifter for around $20
https://www.burtonpower.com/quickshift- ... qs03k.html
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Quickshift gearlever kit: Type 9 5 speed Ford Sierra QS03K

Original Fitment:
Ford Capri Mk3 1.6/2.0 02/1983-1986
Ford Capri Mk3 2.8 V6 11/1982-1986
Ford Granada Mk2 1983-1985
Ford Granada/Scorpio Mk3 1985-1988
Ford Granada/Scorpio Mk3 4x4 1985-1988
Ford P100 1987-1993
Ford Sierra 1.6/1.8/2.0/2.3/2.3D 1983-1988
Ford Sierra XR4i 1984-1985
Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.8 V6 1985-1988
Ford Transit Mk3 1985-1988
Ford Type 9 5 Speed Gearbox
(Also referred to as a 'Type N' gearbox in some workshop manuals)
Ford’s first RWD 5 speed box was based on the 4 speed Type E and features a cast iron main case with alloy tail housing. This gearbox is the most commonly used for 5 speed conversions on older vehicles, not just for classic Fords but for other classic makes such as MG and Triumph as well as kit cars. A 4wd version of this box was also available and was fitted in early XR4x4 and Granada Mk3 models.
Oil capacity 2wd: 1.9 litres
Oil capacity 4wd: 1.25 litres (plus 0.5 litres in transfer box)
Standard oil grade: 75W90 semi-synthetic
Input spline: 1" x 23
Output spline: 25

2) A complete replacement shifter for around $50 to $150 (seems there are a couple different ones)
http://www.mattlewisracing.co.uk/produc ... gear_lever
5 Speed Type 9 Gearbox Rose Jointed Quickshift Gear Lever Ford Escort MK1 MK2 Capri Sierra
Product code: MLR.UK/FOR
Product weight: 1000 grams
Web Price: £39.98
Quantity:1

Product description
MLR 5 Speed Type 9 Gearbox Rose Jointed Quickshift Gear Lever

Suitable For:
Ford Sierra 5 speed Type 9 Gearbox
Type 9 Gearbox only
Not suitable for 4 speed or V6
Spec:
Lever Length: approx 250mm (bottom of gearbox flange to tip)
Gear Knob Thread: M10x1.5
This is the ultimate gearlever for Fords Type 9, 5 speed gearbox. It has the positive feel, no slop action of the rose joint along with a shortened throw between gears for faster shifting & less missed gears - Especially the across the gate 2nd to 3rd shift.

If the lever is for road use it is recommend the rose joint is kept packed with grease otherwise the lever assembly can be quite noisy - it will buzz/rattle with engine vibration.
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Note that it indicates for the complete shifter that it is NOT suitable for the V6. Any idea why this might be the case? I didn't notice any difference between the T-9 shifter used in the XR vs. the one in the Scorpio, but maybe I didn't study it enough?

Unlike most of the after-market T-5 shifters, I don't see that any of the T-9 shifters have any provision for positive stops, correct?
Brad

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Re: Type 9 (T9) Short Shifter Options

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:04 pm

I have no experience with those parts. However on a 95 Acura I made a short shifter setup and liked the feel. It was a "deep" style aluminum shifter knob I took off another car I had at the time. I think it was a copy of the dc or mugen/spoon type r style. Maybe 4 inches long but the threads were only the last inch. Then I removed almost a half inch of threaded oem shift lever and cleaned up the treads. All together it looked and felt way way shorter. Keep you from smashing your knuckles on the dash when you shift.
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Re: Type 9 (T9) Short Shifter Options

Post by jasonty » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:14 pm

No. 2: The link you have there appears to be the same, or similar to the "Comp" shifter I got from BAT years ago (I believe it's what Burton Power sells/sold and is from Quaife). If this is the same, this is one of the best modifications I ever made to my car (I replaced the shift rail nylon bushing also), I actually wish I would have saved the money and kept the T9.
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Re: Type 9 (T9) Short Shifter Options

Post by John Brennan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:43 am

jasonty wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:14 pm
No. 2: The link you have there appears to be the same, or similar to the "Comp" shifter I got from BAT years ago (I believe it's what Burton Power sells/sold and is from Quaife). If this is the same, this is one of the best modifications I ever made to my car (I replaced the shift rail nylon bushing also), I actually wish I would have saved the money and kept the T9.
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