Sounds great Don! Thanks very much for the additional information - and the offer. I'll contact Southern Fasteners and see what they say. BTW - all of your detailed information has proven very helpful and is spot on with what we have found so far with our installation. We are hoping to get everything bolted up within the next week or two and things like the starter information you provided (the 3/8" spacing) will save quite a bit of head scratching.
Our project is quite a blending of global ingredients. We are in California, using a German Capri 2.8 V6, mating it with a T5 transmission out of a domestically grown Mustang GT and installing it in a British Jensen Healey that was exported and originally sold in Belgium, then later imported to the States. It's amazing how well, with minor mods, this is all coming together.
The transmission we are using (purchased used with 40k miles since rebuild) had a Hurst Competition Plus shifter which has a nice tight feel to it. We also just ordered an Extreme Adjustable Shifter Handle from Unlimited Performance Racing Products (www.uprproducts.com
) as we wanted the flexibility that the Extreme shifter handle provides. I'm also anxious to check out the shifter seal you mention to see if that may work in this installation.
Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience and post your information - and enjoy that awesome Virginia springtime!