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Im curious as to what sorta lexus 6 speed is now behind the 1725. Is it one from an altezza with some sorta flash linkage setup to get most the gears working?

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It is from an IS200 and here is a pic of a similar setup. 

Realistically I didnt need it with the diff swap but I want this to be bulletproof and the commer gearbox is a leaky shitfight. 

I'm sure Ill be able to sort reverse. Im just not sure which side it is on so don't know where to look. The gearchange is very crisp and I haven't even tightened it up yet. 

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Hi Damo, Nice van!

I don't know much about the Commer vans, so apologies for the basic question, but is the standard setup a floor or column shifter?

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On 09/01/2019 at 16:05, Flash said:

Hi Damo, Nice van!

I don't know much about the Commer vans, so apologies for the basic question, but is the standard setup a floor or column shifter?

Sorry Flash. Just saw this. 

It is a four on the floor setup. The shifter sits in a cup that is attached to a long shaft that curves round the engine and makes a cable shifter feel precise. Even with the Lexus 6 speed you kind of throw it in the general area and it will find gear. 

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On 30/01/2019 at 12:59, dmulally said:

Sorry Flash. Just saw this. 

It is a four on the floor setup. The shifter sits in a cup that is attached to a long shaft that curves round the engine and makes a cable shifter feel precise. Even with the Lexus 6 speed you kind of throw it in the general area and it will find gear. 

Thanks for the extra info Damo. I've got to come up with some kind of solution when I re-power my Thames. It's currently a 4 speed column shift with the shifting rods integrated into the steering box casing. The current gearbox has a set of three side selectors, but that will need to change too. I need to take a few pics of the steering box, but below is a pic of the gearbox selectors.

Anyway, you have given me some more food for thought.

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Looks similar to a holden grey or red motor 3 speed box. 

If doing again Id go holden red with an auto and just change the diff. 

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