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I have a TD5 autobox (4hp22) in my d-lander, as im just about to fit the "original" disco gear selector i was wondering if there are any alternatives to this huge chunk of plastic??

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I did se a thread somewhere the other Day where a "J " pattern shifter from an old Jag was used .

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I use the Jag J shifter with ZF boxes, I posted something about it not that long ago but can't find it now for some reason.

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You can extend the slot to allow selection of 1st gear (it's only the plastic trim that prevents it). You need the cable and the small operating lever that attaches to the gearbox.

The shifter was fitted to Jaguar XK40s and can be bought fairly cheaply from most Jag breakers.

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Have a Jag shifter in my mates racer. It's much better than the standard LR shifter as if you're holding it in a lower gear and then shift it back into drive you can't overshoot and hit N/R/P.

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smo, you're running an electronic 'box aren't you? IIRC the shift pattern (distance wise) isn't identical with the electronic valve bodied and hydraulic valve bodied ZF4s. I remember someone (can't remember who) telling me they'd tried converting the DII shifter to work on the hydraulic 'box and it didn't really work.

When I looked at the plastic DII shifter I actually thought it was pretty good (well compared to the RRC/D1 ZF4 hydraulic VB shifter)

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It is indeed an electronic box will so it may be my best option to keep the original, just wondered if there were any alternatives.

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Good to know that this has potentially been done before. I might need a new shifter for the racer!

Only reason I thought of a jag shifter is that my Dad had a couple of jabs and I remember the distinctive 'J' or 'U' pattern.

I will pursue this.

Please add if anyone has any more info on using a jag shifter!

Steve

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