Shifter location is very important to me. I like my hand to drop off the wheel and fall right on the shifter. And I don't like having to pull yourself off the seat back to get into 3rd gear. I modified a stock Hurst mount by cutting the top half off and moving the shifter mount forward 1 inch, and shortening the rods the same amount to give the stick just enough to clear the seat. Made a small cutout in the cross sill for shifter clearance. Sitting in the seat, everything feels comfortable, like an old pair of shoes.