I had a numeric racing shifter in my track focused cayman and loved it. Also used their cables. Great feel and had a wonderful click once gear selection was fully engaged.
@Joel Roth posted:
OK, on to the next item. The shifter. I am not a big fan of the traditional shifter in most 356's. I was thinking of something a little more modern, but not too crazy. Tasteful but sporty. Suggestions?
Joel, long story short, here'e a link to fellow SOCer Kevin Zagar's shop, CoolRyde Customs, located in San Diego CA. Just wanted to offer more options for you to consider.
Take some time to look through his website, very cool stuff on there.
Surprised no one mentioned the Vintage Shifters yet.
@Lane Anderson posted:
Vintage shifters are for VW shift linkages, not what Carey has developed.
The subie tranny that you have is a standard shift rod set up, how is the shfter housing different Lane in your car?
FYI, in a SGears unit any shifter that can pull the shift rod can be accommodated by the builder. Please enlighten me.
A Boxster/Cayman/911 transmission has two separate inputs for shifting on the exterior of the transmission. It was designed for cables from the get-go.
Subaru has a conventional shift rod like VW and Porsche USED to.
Anyway, THIS thread is about Joel's Boxster-powered Beck coupe. Subaru talk is well, unnecessary thread drift.
If you want to talk about Subaru shift setups, start your own thread.
Sorry we are on the wrong side...
For Joel's build the plan is to use the stock Boxster cable shifter, straight from the donor car with custom length cables for routing purposes. The plastic base will hide in the tunnel so all you'll see if a shift lever/boot/knob. The trans is setup for cables from the factory and it works very well. No point in trying to reinvent the wheel there.
To address the other comments:
Subaru trans as a mid engine, I use the stock Subaru rod shifter, lengthened and offset to reverse motion. It is tight and crisp.
Subaru trans as a rear engine I use a Vintage Speed shifter with modified VW linkage. The VS shifter has been out standard for many years now.
VW trans as a rear engine, same as above.
VW trans as a mid engine, I use a modified PBS cable system. Best cable shifter for midVW ever IMHO