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Post  AZFairlane on January 4th 2012, 1:35 pm

I need some guidance on a shifter for a glide. Nothing out of the ordinary about the trans, except it has a J.W. bellhousing. I want the shifter to be used with an electric solenoid. Which one is giving the best results?
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Post  richter69 on January 4th 2012, 1:41 pm

I have a Hurst pistol grip deal, works great. I use a biondo electric/spring loaded actuator along with an MSD rpm switch and these also work great. As with anything it took a bit of massaging to make the actuator smooth and to my liking.
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Post  AZFairlane on January 4th 2012, 1:46 pm

Are you using a forward or reverse shift pattern?
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Post  richter69 on January 4th 2012, 2:13 pm

std, 1st is all the way back.

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Post  jbozzelle on January 4th 2012, 2:45 pm

I had an Outlaw from Biondo in the dragster and plan to make a mount for the car. It's electric and has the solenoid built into the shifter body. If you check their website they usually have some demo models on sale. I got mine this way. All the peices were there for $340.

It's a nice shifter...

http://www.biondoracing.com/UsedProducts.shtml

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Post  dfree383 on January 4th 2012, 2:54 pm

I just picked up a B&M Pistol one for My Dragster, Nice Piece IMO.
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Post  dr's wife racing on January 4th 2012, 2:57 pm

I have Hurst Quarter sticks in both my cars one has a shiftnoid pusher type elect. and msd rpm switch,the other has a bindo spring loaded with a msd rpm switch.They both work great the only advantage that I see to the shiftnoid is when your warming the car up or in low gear for a prolonged period of time the bindo pop type will tend to get hot.It doesn't hurt any thing that I know of though.
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Post  jbozzelle on January 4th 2012, 2:58 pm

dfree383 wrote:I just picked up a B&M Pistol one for My Dragster, Nice Piece IMO.


Where you going to mount it? I looked at putting one in the dragster because it was free, but there wasn't any way to get your hand around it. Our shifter was on the pass side of the chassis and there wasn't anyway to get your hand between the outer body and shifter grip

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Post  jbozzelle on January 4th 2012, 2:58 pm

I also had an MSD 7AL3 box which had the RPM switch built in. I used that to shift it.

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Post  dfree383 on January 4th 2012, 3:13 pm

jbozzelle wrote:
dfree383 wrote:I just picked up a B&M Pistol one for My Dragster, Nice Piece IMO.


Where you going to mount it? I looked at putting one in the dragster because it was free, but there wasn't any way to get your hand around it. Our shifter was on the pass side of the chassis and there wasn't anyway to get your hand between the outer body and shifter grip

Car has a nice place on the right side about mid way up, should be no issue getting around it. Going to put the lever for the chute on the Left.

The car origionaly had a 1/4 stick on the left.... Thing stuck out about a mile and no way was it staying.

Picked up this one http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BMM-81045/
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Post  jbozzelle on January 4th 2012, 4:27 pm

Fabio, Does that solenoid need to be energized to be pulled back, then de-energized to shift? A friend called needing help with the exact same setup you have. He doesn't have any instructions or information on how to wire it.

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Post  whatbumper on January 4th 2012, 5:05 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Fabio, Does that solenoid need to be energized to be pulled back, then de-energized to shift? A friend called needing help with the exact same setup you have. He doesn't have any instructions or information on how to wire it.

I believe that is right. cut the power to shift.

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Post  richter69 on January 4th 2012, 5:51 pm

John, that is correct, I use the toggle switch on the shifter to energize the solenoid so its not on all the ti
e heating up the coil. Blake put a mirco switch on his so when he pulls the shifter back it arms that way.
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Post  jbozzelle on January 4th 2012, 6:25 pm

Thanks. Good ideas on the switches. I'll have to see what we can do.

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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on January 5th 2012, 12:39 am

Precision Performance Products (PPP) has some damn nice, light weight shifters. They are a little pricey though.
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Post  AZFairlane on January 5th 2012, 2:28 am

I was looking at some of the Precision and the better Biondo's, but they don't have them listed in Summit or Jeg's. I kind of wanted to use the holiday discount code and my gift certificate I got for Christmas. santa
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