E-Heinkel Shifter Plate

Modern Shifter for an EV

I wanted to keep the shifter original but add a place to plug in a USB and ignition key:

First thing to do was to replace the old shifting gate with a new one, which I made of PVC on my CNC:

Then I added a box to hold the EV”power on” switch. It made the most sense to put it near the shifter, since that is the next obvious thing to do once you are in the car. This was tricky to make and I had to do it the old-fashioned way (measuring and hand fitting):

CNC and my woodworking experience made this a pretty easy job. Wiring it, with tight tolerances, will be another story…