Could be. I don't tend to think in terms of "auto".I think he means the auto shift plate
Another significant problem is having the shifter mounted to the transmission (which is a good thing except in this instance) and the gate mounted to the chassis, since the transmission can move relative to it.I looked at making a gated shifter plate but I don't think it's realistic. (Or, at least *I* couldn't figure it out.) The distance from the pivot to the area around the shifter is so small that there's not really enough room between the position of the shaft in different gears. The short shifter (which is awesome) exacerbates the issue.
Many of the cars I've seen that have OEM gated shifters have cable-driven shift mechanisms with a pivot that's much lower in the car, resulting in a lot more left-right movement of the shifter between gears.
It'd be great if someone has figured out a way around this, but I've got nothin'.
I don't actually laugh out loud when reading things, but I did after this. Thank you!I thought he was looking for a liver appetizer type thing...
In the couple of cars I've driven with gated shifters - I'm specifically thinking of an F355 - you couldn't really hit the gate with the shifter. The key to its operation was just to not look at the shifter. As long as I kept that in mind, it shifted just like any other manual, though without a lot of the slop that you get in lower-end cars.Be aware that a gated shifter plate will make shifting more "difficult' , but it looks cool though.
If you are looking for the plate that is part or the automatic transmission shifter assembly:anyone know where I could get one of the shifter plates with the shifter positions on it the chrome and the chrome ring that goes around it?
The distance that the shifter moves (left-to-right) at the height where the plate would be isn't really sufficient for this. If the bearing was lower in the car, you could probably make it work.So then it could be done? Or did the dream show car have a different transmission/shifter setup so the Ferrari style plate worked?