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Old 24th June 2014, 06:52 AM
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I was at Demon Tweeks yesterday, I noticed the omex shift lights 132 plus the vat hey man Dick Turpin wore a mask, what happened to listening to the engine and using a rev counter, they will tell you when to change gear.

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Old 24th June 2014, 02:26 PM
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The idea is that when racing you don't have time to look at the rev counter, and the shift light is essentially a rev counter you see with your peripheral vision. For me though it was mostly an interesting DIY project.
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Old 24th June 2014, 03:54 PM
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How about a seriously lo-tech shift light?

Replace the tach needle with a tach 'disc' that has a hole in it or a pie segment missing. Mount an LED or two in the tacho face that are always on but are in the position of where you want to change gear. Rev up, hole in disc over LED. Shift.

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Old 25th June 2014, 08:05 AM
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Audible(spelling ?) You hear it in F1 Shift with the beep,something less complicated than lights possibly with vol control and earpiece.

Comments on a postcard......
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Old 25th June 2014, 08:46 AM
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Just remind me, how many roadsters are there in F1
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Old 25th June 2014, 10:28 AM
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I did say "on a postcard"

got too spoil it !

Answer to your question, None.
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Old 26th June 2014, 08:44 PM
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i run a white led on the dash (like indicator repeter) direct from my fidle ouput on my megasquirt.
works great hillclimbing
also use it as a cold engine warning light.
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Old 27th June 2014, 08:14 AM
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Regarding cost of shift lights commercially I was quoted 50 to get them made in China with printed pc board.
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Old 27th June 2014, 06:36 PM
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Regarding cost of shift lights commercially I was quoted 50 to get them made in China with printed pc board.
I'm sure Digital Speedos do a shift light for about that sort of money.
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Old 27th June 2014, 07:17 PM
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http://www.digital-speedos.co.uk/4-l...ight-129-p.asp
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