^^^ This! I have this short shifter in 6 speed iteration & it's great. More expensive, yes, but does come with all of the boots, gaskets, & bushings to completely rebuild your shifter & make it shift like butter.
Only to add to for sale thread...I have a Greddy downpipe to go with this if needed. Mildly ported original Greddy downpipe & midpipe for $80 + any shipping.
GLWS, OP...I have this kit, folks, on a stock internal 1.6L making 210rwhp. Great kit for the money!
I do have a suitable suggestion. You can turbo the crap out of it & in an effort to make sure the engine gets ample fuel in boost with the future plans of a built engine & large turbo, have your buddy talk you into an elaborate fuel system that incorporates 3/8ths NPT fuel line all the way from...
Nice work! I should have put a Ford V8 in my parts car but I parted the rest of it out instead. I still go back & forth if it was the right decision. Wife sure is happier this way. She doesn't care for my miata. Full pics of the car would be great.
That had to be a bitch when it broke. If you were pushing it hard in a turn the car & possibly you would have been FUBARed. I don't understand how they get away with selling this junk without getting the crap sued out of them. Glad you & the car are okay.