Everybody seems to be moving their engine down and back. Do you suppose there is room enough to move the engine forward so as to be able to accomodate a 9" rearend swap or T5 swap? Normally these require shortening of the driveshaft but could the engine be scooted forward to avoid driveshaft work? Either way, I'd love to have the set of pdf and cad files @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Its only $100 to have your shaft shortened, (I know that is not a manly thought process) Its not a big deal and IMHO, its better to get the shifter where you want it, at least in my case because I didn't want to cut up my interior. Most people who don't move the motor have to notch the trans hump for the shifter on a T5. From there it can take an ape to reach the shifter. I wanted the shifter in the sweet spot - then I cut off the old Toploader Hurst shift handle and drilled it to bolt onto my new trans so for all intents and purposes it looks like my old toploader - even with the vintage knob with the wrong shift pattern. I can even use a stock shift boot so you would never know its a Tremec.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.