After a long search, I've finally found the elusive F 150, T170 three speed OD trans for my flathead powered 32. The funky stock shift lever has to go, and replaced with Early Ford style swan neck. Who has done this, and how did you splice it together? I don't want screw it up, or have it break down the road. Did you use an overlapped welded splice, a sleeved butt welded splice, or a threaded splice? Or something else, entirely? Pics would be a plus. Thanks!