Is the shifter from the donor 500, some other car, or custom fabricated by you?
By what method does the shifter connect to the transaxle: operating rod(s), cables, etc? And what is the source, the donot 500, the X, or some other car?
And what is the routing of the above connection--direct into the front of the transaxle, a la the X, or custom linkage operating levers at the top or rear of the trans, like a scorpion, or 180 degree loop in the shifter cables?
The shifter is from a 1993 to 1996 Honda Accord. Some were all metal and some are made from plastic you find out when you remove the shifter boot on the car at the wreckers. It was modified to make the throws correct to the Abarth Transmission.
The clocking of the shifter was also modified to work towards the rear of the car by use of an adapter plate that I made. A stainless steel button was also made to allow the lifting of the rod in the shifter. The one seen here is the first attempt that failed and a better attachment method was adopted to prevent this from happening again.
Here are a few pictures from my car and the test body which is the same used in Bob's car.
Things got cluttered on my car, but on Bob's since it was the 2nd version, the tunnel is better laid out and more orderly.
The cables being used are OEM connected to the rods from the Honda shifter. The couplings are threaded with a set screw, but also have a straight lead in to prevent bending at the threaded stress point.
With Bob Martin in Grimsby Ontario Canada.