Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
Modified car, huh? Make sure the trans shift levers are centered in the neutral detents, and use a 1/4" pin through the shifter to lock it in the neutral position. When adjusting the rods, make sure they don't just fit in the shift levers, rattle them to make sure they are centered.
Use a 69-70 shift boot made for the factory Hurst shifter. I'd be tempted to use the factory 4-speed lower boot, too. Not a perfect fit on the 3-speed, but it should work, and will cut down on dirt in the shifter, and reduce heat and noise inside the car.
Amateur restorer. Well, sometimes I have been paid for it. But not right now.