I had received a call from Stewart that was not a great one, the assurances that the gear lever will be in the stock position has not worked out exactly to plan. Kind of a fair way off plan actually but unfortunately i am to far into it to pull out so we are going to have the bend the shifter a little and cut/modify the section where the lever comes through the floor.
The good thing is that the gearbox is in good nick (thanks Kim), it had been in the back of my mind for so long now it was a relief that everything was ok. The clearances around the bell housing were also great and meant no modifying the transmission tunnel so another bonus but the shifter location.....
A picture speaks a 1000words so here is a couple of photos from my phone.
The transmission tunnel clearence is great but need to crack the engine cross member with the extra thickness of the twin plate clutch when pulling it out or putting it in.
Here is the shifter location, a fair whack out and some work needs to be done.
We just sat it in there to get an idea of how far off and as you can see it is a fair bit,