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Here is a clip of the progress on the lever.
It's a mock-up using an XJ console I had in the barn. I won't be installing the sway bar/lever into my JK until the electronic one fails.

The piece of track hanging from the bar simulates the bar being loaded from the Jeep being on uneven ground. As the Jeep moves, the bar will unload, and release. The lever will remain in the release position from being over-center.
When moved to the reconnect position, the lever will be free until the splines on the bar line up. It will be obvious when the bar reconnects, as the lever will be held in the forward position.
Watch the lever as the bar reconnects. You will see it move forward.

 

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Waiting to see how all this looks. Great job man.

I really don't want to go with the quick disconnect route when my fails, we all know it is only a matter of time. I really like this idea and want to see how you hook it up in the cab :)
 

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I guess it's time to dig out my broken e-disco.
The only problem is that my memory is so bad latley that I don't know where to look for it.
 

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See post # 2 for a clip of the lever in action. Let me know if the lighting is adequate, and how it plays.
 

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See post # 2 for a clip of the lever in action. Let me know if the lighting is adequate, and how it plays.
I see what you did there and I like it :)

Vid looks fine too. Would like to see some close ups of the action though.

Been keeping an eye out for action in this thread. Looking forward to seeing when you actually put it in the rig and get some real world testing done.

Great work ron.
 

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great job i was wondering what kind of cable did you use? also. in one of your pics. i see you kept the plastic stub on the end that the cable ataches to. is there a purpose for that piece? or could you of just fastened the cable to the actual fork? (piece of plastic that has the spring that the motor pushes on..)
 

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great job i was wondering what kind of cable did you use? also. in one of your pics. i see you kept the plastic stub on the end that the cable ataches to. is there a purpose for that piece? or could you of just fastened the cable to the actual fork? (piece of plastic that has the spring that the motor pushes on..)
The piece is retained because it includes the spring, which allows the cable to complete it travel, even if the sway bar is loaded to the point it won't disconnect. Once the bar is unloaded, the spring will move the shift fork.
Otherwise the operator would have to keep pulling on the lever until the fork moves.

The cable is a throttle push-pull cable from Aircraft Spruce.
 

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excellent mod

The piece is retained because it includes the spring, which allows the cable to complete it travel, even if the sway bar is loaded to the point it won't disconnect. Once the bar is unloaded, the spring will move the shift fork.
Otherwise the operator would have to keep pulling on the lever until the fork moves.

The cable is a throttle push-pull cable from Aircraft Spruce.
i picked up a throttle idle cable for a tractor trailer. i think it maybe a little over kill though. $40 i think a long bicycle brake cable and a shifter lever should be good enough. what do you think?
 

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i picked up a throttle idle cable for a tractor trailer. i think it maybe a little over kill though. $40 i think a long bicycle brake cable and a shifter lever should be good enough. what do you think?
Try it to see if it is strong enough. I had trouble with automotive cables failing due to the tension required to compress the spring.
 

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twist-on / twist off

Just saw on facebook that EVO MFG is looking to put out a twist-on / twist off feature for the E-disco. looks pretty simple.
 

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That is very nice, and simple. Like you said, the price isn't bad.
I have to admit, I may have gone this route if I hadn't done mine yet.

Something like that crossed my mind when I was modifying mine.
I decided to keep it actuated from the cab, though.
 

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I know that this is probably already out there and is a little off topic bot how do you get the light to stop flasing on the dash once you have completely removed the E-disco and gone with a Currie RJ?
 

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procal is the only one that will do it? not a superchips or hypertech or any other brand? and can't you also get the dealer to turn it off for you? (obviously it'd have to be a cool dealer, but still...)
 
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