And there you have it, a 100% accurate reproduction of George Tatge's fantastic dragracing invention from 1951 The Speed-E-Shift.
Set up exactly like the originals, including stainless cotterpins.
Ok, the original Speed-E-Shifters didn't have shouldered brass bushings installed but I just could not help myselfe...
One piece spacer-bushings and polished stainless glide-rods for the E-shackles to glide on.
Teeth of solid steel.
Neutral lever and banana-arm lined up ready to lock the shift-rod in place.
Bolt heads are seated in counter-sunk holes and then pressed in the E-shackles, exactly like the originals.
Pivot arm bushings.
Ready for road-testing.
And finally a little video of the Rigid Hips Speed-E-Shift.