Re: Short Shifter Delight
I didn't take any pics before I installed, but I did take measurements. Before, the distance from the dash to the front side of the shift knob was 2 1/2 inches in 1st, and 6 1/2 in. 3rd. After installing the adaptor the distance in 1st is 3 1/4 and 5 5/8 in. 3rd. This make the travel path approx 1 1/2 inches shorter. 3/4 in. on each end. Just like Hawg says, this is an adaptor (extension) of the shift lever and NOT a replacement. Like I said before, the extra effort needed to shift is minimal. The shift pattern is still the same, just shorter. I ordered mine from Haney Motorsport. It was easy to install. 1) Remove one nut, and pull out the linkage arm from the tranny to the shifter. 2) the hardest part, pull out plastic washers from shifter and install them into the adaptor. 3) insert linkage into adaptor and put on the nut removed in step one. 4) attach adaptor to shifter w/sleeve and bolt(provided).
All of this could be done with a wrench, but a ratchet makes it go a lot faster. Once the car is raised, there is plenty of room to work if you don't mind a few scratches on your hands. (maybe that was just me) Taking my time so I wouldn't have to do this twice, it took less than 1 hour till the time I was ready to roll.