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72 IXXIV
post Jan 6 2018, 09:47 PM
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I have a side shift conversion in my '72 and I want to make a little boot for where the linkage comes out of the firewall.

Anyone have any good ideas for making a custom boot that does NOT require removing the linkage rod? I'm not looking for anything that's airtight or anything, just to keep splashing water from going into my center tunnel.

Any thoughts?
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post Jan 7 2018, 07:15 AM
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Maybe a split CV joint boot? Obviously the tough part is the width of the joint side of the boot.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/dorman-...m=split+cv+boot
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post Jan 7 2018, 08:17 AM
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VW boot is likely too big, maybe try an ATV CV split boot.
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post Jan 7 2018, 11:31 AM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Jan 7 2018, 06:17 AM) *

VW boot is likely too big, maybe try an ATV CV split boot.


The split C.V. boot is a good idea, but the flange on my tail shifter firewall is a large rectangle—bigger in diameter than a C.V. joint.

I’ll go measure the diameter...
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post Jan 7 2018, 12:43 PM
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here is the factory cover..


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post Jan 7 2018, 05:12 PM
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Ive got the rubber working on the plastic.
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post Jan 7 2018, 05:26 PM
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QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Jan 7 2018, 10:43 AM) *

here is the factory cover..


Are you sure that's not the sideshifter cover?
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post Jan 7 2018, 05:34 PM
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The pic above is for the tail shifter assembly
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post Jan 7 2018, 05:46 PM
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at the firewall
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post Jan 7 2018, 07:46 PM
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Of course
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post Jan 10 2018, 06:55 PM
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QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Jan 7 2018, 10:43 AM) *

here is the factory cover..

That's actually a photo of the URO reproduction of the factory pieces, it's a nice kit (p/n 914424501K).


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post Jan 10 2018, 07:13 PM
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QUOTE(UROpartsman @ Jan 10 2018, 04:55 PM) *

QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Jan 7 2018, 10:43 AM) *

here is the factory cover..

That's actually a photo of the URO reproduction of the factory pieces, it's a nice kit (p/n 914424501K):
http://www.rmeuropean.com/Products/914424501K-MFG253.aspx
https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/9144...4-424-501K-M253

So is this for tail shifter or side shifter?

Does this fit the firewall or gearbox?
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post Jan 10 2018, 09:19 PM
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That’s for a tail shift. Side shift uses a rubber bellows at the firewall.
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post Jan 10 2018, 10:55 PM
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QUOTE(UROpartsman @ Jan 10 2018, 05:55 PM) *

QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Jan 7 2018, 10:43 AM) *

here is the factory cover..

That's actually a photo of the URO reproduction of the factory pieces, it's a nice kit (p/n 914424501K):
http://www.rmeuropean.com/Products/914424501K-MFG253.aspx
https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/9144...4-424-501K-M253


All due respect but the only posts I have seen you make since joining this board have been specifically for self promotion which is somewhat frowned upon around here outside of the vendor forums.

I do very much appreciate the fact that you attempt to supply parts for our old cars however I think you might find this community more receptive if you interacted with us in ways other than spamming threads to gain free advertising. Perhaps having a dialog with us around our needs and/or improving your offerings.

Case and point, last year I purchased a pair of URO brand air box straps for my 924 turbo. They did not last 4 months before the rubber basically dissolved. Had a similar experience with URO brand control arm bushings for my e36 BMW. What is your expected lifetime for these parts and do you stand behind them in any way? Replacing the same parts again and again on a Porsche or BMW every 3 months starts to get old so maybe post about ways you are working to improve your product/changing the compounds you are using and let us know when that is done? Interactions like that might go a long way to improving your image around these parts.

Lots of things you could be posting about that would increase your business that go beyond just pointing out what you have available for sale every chance you get.


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post Jan 10 2018, 11:51 PM
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Appears they are working on it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif) ,it appears their return is around "0"on 914 ignition switches @ least (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) ,really do they care about the other stuff????.
I'am not flaming URO man for no reason as I have been the victim of these rubbish parts.
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post Jan 11 2018, 01:11 PM
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I appreciate anyone making reproduction parts for our cars, but a certain degree of quality and originality is also required. Even Chinese made parts can be produced successfully if the quality specifications are rigid enough.
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post Jan 11 2018, 05:00 PM
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QUOTE(GeorgeRud @ Jan 11 2018, 11:11 AM) *

I appreciate anyone making reproduction parts for our cars, but a certain degree of quality and originality is also required. Even Chinese made parts can be produced successfully if the quality specifications are rigid enough.

^ You're exactly right George, and thanks for the feedback everyone.

Like other companies that offer a wide range of parts (such as Dorman), each of our items comes from a different production line that specializes in that particular type of part, so there can be significant differences from one part to another. Companies that specialize in just one or two types of parts (such as Moog or Lemforder) have an advantage in this area, as they can completely devote themselves to perfecting their specialty. The downside is they don't have the flexibility to address the needs of small markets. Which business model is better? The answer depends on the needs of each individual customer.

Even after a business chooses which model to use, it has to decide how to position itself. Economy, mid-range or top-of-the-line? URO started out as an economy brand, but now offers parts across the entire spectrum under the same brand name, which unfortunately creates some confusion. There are significant differences between our exclusive components that we design from scratch and and have full manufacturing control (such as the 914-6 Engine Mount and this Shift Rod Cover Kit ), vs parts that are sourced from existing factories. Sometimes it doesn't make sense to reinvent the wheel if the tooling cost is too high, and it's better to find the best source available at your target price point. The downside is you give up control over how the product is manufactured. You can periodically test the materials and dimensions of the final product, but unless you test 100% of production (which isn't realistic), problems can arise and slip through. And if it's an inexpensive item, you might not hear about a problem for quite awhile and end up with unhappy customers who naturally assume even your top-quality parts aren't any good. This inconsistency is one of the big issues we're working to resolve, and it's a slow process.

QUOTE(JamesM @ Jan 10 2018, 08:55 PM) *
Case and point, last year I purchased a pair of URO brand air box straps for my 924 turbo. They did not last 4 months before the rubber basically dissolved. Had a similar experience with URO brand control arm bushings for my e36 BMW. What is your expected lifetime for these parts and do you stand behind them in any way?

The engineering department was given a copy of your post this morning James, and will be closely reviewing these items. We'll contact you via PM to get more details and discuss how we can make it right with you.

Our standard warranty is two years (unlimited mileage), and even our economy items should certainly last longer than two years. We offer a lifetime warranty on URO Premium items, which are solutions to the failure of common OE components such as water pump pulleys for BMW (aluminum instead of plastic), sun visor pivots/mounts for 911 (aluminum instead of plastic), push-rod ball cups for Boxster convertible top actuators (metal instead of plastic), etc.
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post Jan 11 2018, 05:27 PM
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At the risk of further thread hijack, the unlimited mileage thing is about as valuable to me as mileage on my tires. I just won’t get there. The years on the other hand. May not be around to claim them, but it is nice to have that going for me. Good replies. I would rather have you an ally than a chump. Still, my son who simply works on old cars has heard of uro, and unfortunately not in a good way. So a bit uphill yet to go.
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post Jan 11 2018, 05:36 PM
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Back on Track... Side Shift Parts


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post Jan 12 2018, 07:41 AM
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QUOTE(72 IXXIV @ Jan 6 2018, 11:47 PM) *

I have a side shift conversion in my '72 and I want to make a little boot for where the linkage comes out of the firewall.

Anyone have any good ideas for making a custom boot that does NOT require removing the linkage rod? I'm not looking for anything that's airtight or anything, just to keep splashing water from going into my center tunnel.

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If you had installed my firewall bearing instead of the conversion bushing the stock sideshift boot would fit your car.[/shamelessselfpromotion]
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