Did Mr Heath Robinson ever work at Caterham?

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Tazio
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Did Mr Heath Robinson ever work at Caterham?

 

 

The remote gear linkage on my new to me 4 speed, elegant it isn't lol.

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Isn’t it missing something. Surely it would have an identical connection on the left of the gear-lever. If not, you are right about Heath Robinson.

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I don't know Piers, first time I've had a 4 speed, anyone else know?

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Don’t know if that’s original but as far as I know he does still work there. In fact he does time at all the small manufacturers

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Works there! He designed it Rofl

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Mine had a bar on each side.

Does save a bit of weight though!! Biggrin

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Mine had a bar on each side.

My copy of the 1992 Assembly Guide shows this:

PM me your email address if you'd like a copy of the AG.

JV

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Both sides has to make it more positive.
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Mine had a bar on each side. Maybe Heath Robinson, but a surprisingly snappy change.

I think it was an attempt to avoid the reach that earlier cars had.

Steve

 

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Thanks guys.

The car is from 1984, so I suspect that in use the single connecting bar must have been found to be problematic, at least the Nearns corrected it.   Now where can I get the additional bits?

JV, I've just found the install details in a 1988 build manual, over at FB, but sincere thanks for the offer.

Eccles, may have saved some weight, but they squandered the savings putting in a steel fuel tank.....

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Re #10:

No problem - glad you've found another source.  Looking at the pic, I can't imagine it was ever intended to operate with just the one bar.  I guess you could get a machine shop to make you an identical one?  Or talk to Chris at Redline.

JV