I'm glad to hear you got your TSB installed. You have a few miles on your car and like you said you needed a clutch anyways. You scored in that matter IMO.
The difference in the shifter is the bends in the iron and the bushings.
I don't have the rattle / buz that shows in the TSB and my car was built after that date...so I'm good.
good Morning Rob,
I also noticed from your install pics that the rear of the orig shifter has a mounting bar extending out of the sides of the large rubber dampener with mounting holes on both sides. The new one does not have this bar. In the pics of your install (the first removal part) it shows that the bar is connected into the body of the car with a bolt on either side. however I did not see a pic of the final install of the new shifter. I assume that it is not bolted in to the body and floats which would put less noise into the drivers compartment. Are my assumptions correct?
Also I would assume that a shorter throw shifter would be easier on the transmission? I am still upset that the Ford reps would not let my dealer install a Ford Racing product that (according to Ford Racing) does not violate my warranty. From the pics it is hard to see a difference in the bends but the difference at the rear rubber dampener mounting bar clearly shows one it different from the other.
Thanks again for all the info!!! I really appreciate all the time you and everyone on this forum spends educating the rest of us who need quality help from time to time.