B&M Quicksilver floor shifter

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Re: B&M Quicksilver floor shifter

Postby Rickracer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:01 pm

You drill a hole, insert the rivet nut, compress it with the tool, then you have a threaded hole for whatever size you installed, I use 1/4" and 5/16" A LOT, :thumbup:

Riv-nuts or Rivet Nuts:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/apt-rn14

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https://www.summitracing.com/parts/apt-1442

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Re: B&M Quicksilver floor shifter

Postby Rickracer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:12 pm

Also, you could actually make a shifter platform that comes up on top of the seat. 8)
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76 Chevy Vega Drag Car, TWIN TURBO 355, P/G trans w/ brake and JW 4000 stall vert, 4 link back half, narrowed 9", 3.50 gears, 29.5x10.5W ET Drags. Best time9.669 @ 139.79, Latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S59riYn ... ata_player
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Re: B&M Quicksilver floor shifter

Postby situation507 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:51 pm

I went ahead and installed the shifter. I figured I'd have to wing it. As I was telling you guys, I don't have any fab skills so without specific instructions, and pictures, which I feel like I have to keep saying, I wasn't gonna be able to do much. I drilled the holes and went ahead used the rivnuts. I found them at Fastenal. still trying to figure out where to run the cable through. Guess I'll have to figure something out.
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Re: B&M Quicksilver floor shifter

Postby lowblazin94 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:01 pm

Don't get nervous. Just do it and don't be afraid to fail. Do what you think works best.

I've done metal fabrication for years, I make everything I can. I study pictures and walk throughs and I always end up doing it my way. I always go back and redo stuff years later when I think i've found a better way.

This is where original ideas come from, making it work. Post pictures when you're done. I always enjoy seeing other peoples work no matter how its done.

You should have seen me when I was doing my headers. I delayed and delayed and finally a buddy threw me into it and once I got going it worked out well. We have faith in you. :thumbup:
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Re: B&M Quicksilver floor shifter

Postby Rickracer » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:35 am

Bolt the shifter cable to the shifter, then figure out a nice arc for the cable to go through the floor. For the cable hole, I like to drill a 3/8" hole, put a long bolt in there with a nut, and several flat washers, on either side of the sheet metal, (a nut, like 3 flat washers, floor, 3 flat washers, then another nut, with the bolt up top), then pull the bolt back, "aiming the hole" toward the shifter, bending the sheet metal, use a cheater bar if you can, or need to, heating the floor around it a bit will help. Once it's bent, then you can open up the hole to the diameter of the grommet for the shifter cable, and it will look like the factory designed it that way, :thumbup: :thumbup:
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76 Chevy Vega Drag Car, TWIN TURBO 355, P/G trans w/ brake and JW 4000 stall vert, 4 link back half, narrowed 9", 3.50 gears, 29.5x10.5W ET Drags. Best time9.669 @ 139.79, Latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S59riYn ... ata_player
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Re: B&M Quicksilver floor shifter

Postby situation507 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:34 pm

Okay, good news. I also will provide some tech info for others here. You must drill an inch and a half hole in the floorboard or firewall for the cable with a holesaw, and B&M was able to provide me with this bolt in firewall grommet part number from Summit Racing.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sit-gs2003-5-bl
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