One quick update before I bring the Neon to autocross today. The shifter felt very loose, so I ordered some bushings just to improve the feel. Good thing I did, because one of the bushings was so worn out that one of the shifter cables was just resting loosely on the transmission with only it’s own weight holding it there.
Here’s a picture of the old and new bushing:
Tbe other 3 bushings looked fine. Shifting the car feels much better now, with very positive clicks into gear. A short shifter would be nice, but it doesn’t look like that’s allowed in stock class.
That’s it, for now. Leaving for autocross in 10 minutes. As long as I’m able to drive back home, I’ll consider it a success.