One thing I am not so clear on. When you say:
"I had the idea to place the original shifter mechanism behind the centre console and attach a linear drive to it"
Does this mean that all of this mechanism is hidden from view somehow, or is your ute going to have a weird linear actuator beside the driver?
cuisses wrote:....Also, can you get it passed by the registration people? Putting cars into gear via a "home-made" mechanism might raise a red flag with some of those guys.
Bartman4800 wrote:Impressive work Thomas.
The only concerns I would have:
The linear actuator is a bit slow to change from one end to the other.
If a wire breaks, do you have an "override" to shift to Park?
That way you can at least park the car.
Did you add all the interlocks, so you cannot start the car unless in "park"?
eddie wrote:this is awesome thomas, add a couple of lamborghini style paddle shift do-dads behind the steering wheel and I think you are in business!!
cuisses wrote:Thomas, this car is going to be totally unstealable. Even if a thief managed to start it they could never put it in gear, and every time they tried to turn left or right or switch on the wipers it would go into reverse or park.
This will be absolutely your car - nobody else on the planet will know how to drive it, unless of course they have read this thread ...
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