I'm going to install mine first to see how much bend I need to give towards the driver's side.
No hammer. Blowtorch and a pair of pipe wrenches for leveragethat looks heaps better... did you use a blow torch and a hammer??? i drove mine today for the first time, and whilst i like the shifting feel (nice and tight)... the position of the shifter is still off to me... shifting into 3rd sometimes feels like i'm going into 5th... i'd be willing to mod the shifter the same...
i'm sure typing "refirendum" is tiring. lol "refi" is more than enough.^No hammer needed, just heat up enough so you can bend it. Just be careful since the heat might have traveled. (I forgot to cool it like refirendum did)
At any rate also heated and bent mine like refirendum did. Thanks again too.
Old solid brass cable bushings, long since dry, out. New PFTE spherical bushings in. HOLY CRAP THIS SHIFTER IS WAY GREATER NOW.Shift effort is definitely increased. Throw is definitely shorter. Still feels like I'm fighting it but that's probably the transmission-end bearings causing grief. (Sprayed everything down like crazy up front with TriFlow in the absence of any 'real' grease, super easy to throw around when the engine is off.) I'll probably update this in a couple weeks when I get around to that.