I've got a W58 Supra gearbox in my RX-4, and would like the gear knob to be slightly further back than it currently is. I know Dellow sell different shifter bases which move the whole shifter base forward or back, but the one in the car suits the hole in the tunnel so I don't want to go messing with all that.
I have seen pics of a "swan neck" gear stick, examples below, but it's not completely clear what these are out of, so I was wondering if anyone has experience with the "W" series box's and what gear sticks go with them.Stated as being "W58 92 swan neck (red paint) and r154 swan neck shifter". Great but 1992 What, Supra, Soarer, what would I ask for???http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/218163_1715472841832_1088520138_31599024_1025951_n.jpgThis was a link pic to an R154 shifter, which I believe is the top one, again the swan neck version below, but again, from what?http://www.boost.org.nz/Media/My%20Cars/Soarer/Documentation/Tech%20&%20Diag/R154%20Shifter.JPGAnother pic of what was referred to in the same SC300/SC400 for sale section as a TX r154/w58 swan neck shifterhttp://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/sc300bigtx/shifter.jpg
So the only real clues I've found is some one asking for the following: "Anyone have a stock W58 SC swan neck shifter they want to part with?" and someone selling a seemingly identical "TX r154/w58 swan neck shifter". Does this mean it's an SC300 or SC400 shifter, and is the "W58" in these the same as the typical steel plate W58's we've been putting in our Mazda's for decades? Also with the mention of the R154, does this mean the R154 and W58 shifter are interchangeable?
If anyone has one of the "swan neck" gear sticks I'd be keen to grab one if they do interchange just to see where the gear knob ends up in relation to the std stick. Ideally I'd like to run a short shift, not to have some homo 3" long gear stick, but because I want to run a quite long gear stick to get it up level with the centre of the steering wheel, so will need to reduce the throw a bit over a std unit. If anyone knows of a good quality short shift to suit that would be appreciated as well.