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Old 29-07-2006   #1
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Question Short Shifter Cinq?

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Im fairly new to the Cinq and was wondering if anyone new of any short shifter kits to fit the standard Cinq Sporting gearbox.

And if not does anyone know what benifits a Punto Sporting 6 speed gearbox will offer me (other than short shift capabilities), fingers crossed for lower reving at high speeds, and closer lower gearing.

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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

I presume you mean a close ratio box. The only ones I can find are hugely spensive.

The 6 speed Punto box does the job, if you can find one.

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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

There is an italian company that makes a short shifter kit for Cinq Sportings, try a search caus there is a link to their website somewhere.

My dad works in italy occasionally and I'm hoping he can get me one next time he is over there
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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

Are you meaning a short shift lever kit, rather than close ratio?

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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

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Are you meaning a short shift lever kit, rather than close ratio?

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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

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There is an italian company that makes a short shifter kit for Cinq Sportings, try a search caus there is a link to their website somewhere.

My dad works in italy occasionally and I'm hoping he can get me one next time he is over there
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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

Re. the short shifter, AFAIK no one makes one. But it should be easy enough to make your own, if you can find a scrap lever and gearchange assembly from a scrapper. Essentially, all you're doing is a cut and shut job on the lever so that the same push and pull on the lever has a greater effect on the other side of the pivot. You may need to make the box which covers the mechanism bigger and on the Cinq Sporting you have the added complication of the reverse inhibitor.

I want to see nice, clean, mig welds, perfect penetration, and don't go mad: a little distance on the bottom side of the pivot will make a big difference.
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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

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No! I want to be the only one!!! lol

Next time I see him I'll ask if he could do it then maybe could get a few for ppl interested.
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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
There is an italian company that makes a short shifter kit for Cinq Sportings, try a search caus there is a link to their website somewhere.

My dad works in italy occasionally and I'm hoping he can get me one next time he is over there
Still looking for that short shifter, any ideas of the company name, found a few on ebay but still waiting to see if they are compatable? Thanks for your help though, much apreciated.

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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

See above and make your own.

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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

I was chatting with a guy the other day who had one of these fitted to his punto and it was an off the shelf part (GT Pro I think) maybe as its the same gearbag it could be made to fit a cinq?
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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

I've seen them listed for Mk2 Puntos so maybe it could be worth a try???
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Re: Short Shifter Cinq?

Quote Originally Posted by allanhelen
I was chatting with a guy the other day who had one of these fitted to his punto and it was an off the shelf part (GT Pro I think) maybe as its the same gearbag it could be made to fit a cinq?

Same gearbag(?) but completely different linkage. Worth a look, but could well pose as many or more problems as moding the original.
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