T5 manual gearknob/gearstick options
Since I can't yet afford a GT Momo item and don't like anything else around, I picked up an EF manual gear knob for my EA - great value by Ford Parts standards, at under $14 - but sure enough it is a different size so doesn't screw on. This means a new EF gearstick will be necessary, and I figure that I might as well try and buy a shortened stick while I'm at it. Just two questions remain.
1) Will an EF gearstick fit an earlier car (ie two bolts at the bottom match)?
2) Does the aftermarket offer affordable, shortened gearsticks to avoid having to weld etc?
For what it's worth, I've heard even the EL GT uses the same size gearstick as EAs (not sure about AUs), and I'm not able to afford one of those SVO short-throw kits either. Just need to replace the gearstick.
Any advice appreciated.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S
Last edited by Troutman; 07-10-03 at 06:24 AM.