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    Drilling Jig for Shifter Cable Pin

    While developing the quick release shifter cable for the van I needed to change out the E-Clip used to hold the shifter cable to the shifter. Using a hair pin clip was the best method.

    There is a groove in the pin but I couldn't rely on the clip staying in the groove with out popping out.
    I needed a hole for the clip to snap into, then I would have positive retention. I cam up with this little drilling jig to pop a hole in the pin for the clip. I bored a hole in a piece of 1" dia aluminum on the lathe to fit the pin then cross-drilled it with a 3/32 drill for the clip.

    I clamped the jig to the shifter and drilled the hole. Didn't even take a minute...

    I set the hole up to drill thru the groove for the E-Clip. Keeps the shifter cable retained in the stock location.

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    With the new hole the clip snaps in like a champ and will not come out.

    Now, with the removal of three pins, the engine cover will come right out for show or service.

    Mark

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    Thanks astroracer! We've added your Shifter Pin Drilling Jig to our Drilling and Drill Presses category, as well as to your builder page: astroracer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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