The shifter had been worked on to be more precise, IIRC. I liked that I could tell the space between 3rd and 4th easily, but I still had trouble finding second and first. Lots of trouble. As in, "MOVE OVER STICK ARRGH!" trouble. Oh well.
The shifter is aftermarket and is vastly improved. The car took a hard hit as the Dillo, and now a part of the shift linkage actually has to bend to reach the transmission properly (the hit cracked the transmission case). Bo and Coco say first and second are still a bit difficult, but I haven't had a problem with them... Maybe I'm just accustomed to stubborn transmissions.
The Fluffy Bunny Gran Prix:
For those of you that have been around long enough, you may remember our first Gran Prix, with the now infamous Autobianchi A112. The fastest clown car in history. Well it's time to have another. This time, the 3.8-mile course will see the competetive graces of the multiple-'award winning' VW Type III Fastback of 7 Come 11 Racing and most recently, Fluffy Bunny Racing. Come see if you can eke out a faster lap than other members on the long course. The competition officially opens Friday of Easter weekend and runs until the end of May. It'll cost you 40 bucks. Well worth it. We promise.