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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:08 pm 
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I have just obtained a used B&M shortshift to fit to my Fiesta Si, I have the gearshift and knob plus some type of collar.

I seen a picture of a new B&M kit on google images, as well as the parts I have it includes 3 short bolts, 3 longer bolts, 4 washers and what looks like a couple of rubber rings or possibly circlips.

I was hoping that somone could let me know where I can get the parts I seem to be missing plus the fitting instructions that come with the new kit.

All help and advice would be much appreciated!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:42 am 
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Have you got a photo of yours from the bottom? If its second hand possibly have all the bits as its all ready put together. I would think when you take standard gear leaver apart it will be self explanatory as It's very basic looks like a case of remove the two torque bolts from bottom to release the self centering springs, unbolt the top of the standard unit and replace with the b&m one refit the self centering bolts. Also worth looking at the linkage at the gearbox end as if this is sloppy will spoil the feel of the short shift

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what sort of advantages does shortshift give you over standard? and what are the cons?

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Quicker and shorter shift, less effort too. The mk3 gearstick has fuck loads of travel, making that shorter will make life easier because there is less effort.

No cons tbh.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:46 pm 
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- Danny Boy - wrote:
Quicker and shorter shift, less effort too. The mk3 gearstick has fuck loads of travel, making that shorter will make life easier because there is less effort.

No cons tbh.


Definitely a lot more positive feel and gear selection like a modern car but if anything I find its more effort due to the reduced lever leverage ratio to get a shorter shift

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ben17southport wrote:
why don't you have one bud?


Haven't got around to doing it yet. Plus I cant be fucked to take everything apart to fit one lol

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Not if you use a puma linkage or someting ;)

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Search it either on here or FT, all the info is around somewhere. Its basically a short shift on the cheap. MK5's and pumas have quite short shifts, so people swap mk3 for puma linkages.

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my best mod on my si is my b&m quickshifter without a doubt, piece of piss to fit as well :)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:04 am 
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you get yours brand new phil?

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you get yours brand new phil?

no mate used for a escort rs turbo apprently b&m dont make them anymore but are made in the states with life time warrenty, I had to strip it right down and put my si gear linkage rods on to it and throw the escort ones away, bought a new circlip from halfords and its perfect :)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:14 pm 
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i recently fitted a modification kit made for a Mk4 escort as link below, not a straight forward fit but cost under £60

http://www.fiesta-si.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13734&start=200

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