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jwernerny
02-07-2008, 11:10 AM
Hey all,

Every once and a while I mention the Remote Shifter assembly IPD used to sell. Someone recently asked about it on a different board, so I dug out some pictures. Here is the setup I put on my 122 about 20 years ago. It actually started life in my 145 rally car (yes John V. complete with cage, R-sport Springs, Fiberglass fenders, etc., etc.), but got moved to the 122 when I moved the motor. The switch on the gear shift allowed engaging the electric OD in the 145, but I never did get around to putting one in the 122. (It's been a while, but I think it was a question of having the wrong year driveshafts and possibly the earlier smaller 122 tranny hump.)

There are a few pictures in the album, and you should be able to get to them by clicking on the picture below.

<center><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/jwernerny/122Shifter/photo#5162379496087782578"><img src="http://lh3.google.com/jwernerny/R6R0zNwShLI/AAAAAAAAAps/ZkWL55Yld2Q/s400/122%20Guages%20%26%20Shifter%20%2804-Oct-1998%29.jpg" /></a></center>

- John

MrBill
02-07-2008, 11:43 AM
having never been in a 120/amazon or any 1-series car, can you show a pic of how it did look?

smosit
02-07-2008, 03:26 PM
cool. looks pretty simple. i'm sure it wouldn't be very hard to duplicate it, if one didn't want to go through the trouble of installing the 1800 remote. how does the reverse lock-out work? or is there not one on the 122?

jwernerny
02-08-2008, 02:04 PM
having never been in a 120/amazon or any 1-series car, can you show a pic of how it did look?
If you click on the picture, it takes you to the Picasa Web Album. The first picture of the 4 is taken looking into the passenger compartment from the driver's door. This may be what you are looking for:
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/jwernerny/122Shifter/photo#5162379354353861778"><img src="http://lh6.google.com/jwernerny/R6R0q9wShJI/AAAAAAAAApc/mHyS64xncwo/s400/122%20Interior%20%2804-Oct-1998%29.jpg" /></a>

The shifter is just behind the 123GT steering wheel. The little white thing on the grey floor on the left is some sound deadening I stuffed in there. I believe it was actually paper towels. That's where the original shifter came out. The grey floor covering is actually industrial (office grade) carpetting with padded backing. (I hand finished the edges while working long boring operators as a computer operator in college.) The seats are from a '79 242 GT. The radio was a Pioneer KH9100, just about the best DIN size radio you could purchase in '88. It fed a five pack of speakers on the rear deck - 2 4" Pyle mid ranges, 2 Bose tweeter elements, and a 12" dual voice coil subwoofer. The crossover was mounted in the trunk. I never did get around to building the amp for it.

[I'm starting to feel nostalgic for the car again. Maybe I should fix the tranny, the roof, door ding, fender, and rusting out foot wells and get her back on the road again.....]

- John

244tiCanuck
02-08-2008, 02:10 PM
Damnit. My 142S had one of those. I really wish I wouldn't have gotten rid of that car.

Rockmonton
02-08-2008, 02:35 PM
aww **** you did! if only we'd have known when it ended up at the wreckers.