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TH8RS manual clutch mechanism (unfinished)

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by museumsteve, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. museumsteve

    museumsteve
    Premium Member

    After a previous attempts at adding a manual clutch system to my TH8RS I gave up for a while and then thought of something better and ultimately easier to make. I picked up a second TH8 from Anthony here and started working on it.
    I didn't finish it, I've decided to get the new Fanatec shifter when it comes out and already have a TH8 in my rig, but maybe someone else fancies giving it a go and could get some ideas from this.

    I fixed 2 aluminium channels to either side of the mechanism, got 2 bolts which are held together, either side of the gear shaft, with a drilled aluminium collar. The bolts move with the gear shaft. Add some spring/pin mechanism via a manual clutch cable from the pedal and you can get yourself a pretty realistic mechanical clutch system (in as far as locking it from gear change when not using the clutch)

    More info after the pics

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    All that remains really is to feed a manual cable (I used a bike brake cable before) from the clutch pedal to the shifter casing. Drill through the bottom of the casing and make a mechanism to pull 1 or 2 pins out of the aluminium channels. The pins would hold the bolts in place. This can be a really simple spring setup. I tried some crude tests and it was great.
    You can play around with spacing and could get away with one pin either side, lots of scope for improvement.