I noticed in your videos how short and crisp your shifter was. Very impressive.
It's an MGW shifter. One of the only mods the car has and well worth the $400. The factory shifter is trash -- mushy, poorly defined gates, no feedback. The MGW is a big improvement but the 2-3 shift is still iffy at times.
Hello again dparm.
You definitely piqued my interest with the MGW shifter. At first I was hesitant to make this change to my 50th Anniversary edition as I want to keep it 100% stock. However, two things changed my mind:
1) As you said: "The factory shifter is trash". Totally agree and believe this update would do nothing but improve the car.
2) I thought it would be obvious that the shifter isn't stock. After looking at it some more, I see that the shifter boot completely covers the shifter shaft. I can also reuse the stock shift knob for appearance.
SO.... Here's my question to you: During research of this shifter, I came across a modification called the "Anti-Venom Mod". This appears to be merely shimming the detent ball in the transmission so that it enables easier shifts. Less detent.
Have you any experience and or comments about this modification?