Yep, they're some sweet mojo. The delrin will be much better then brass in the long run. Delrin is self-lubricating and naturally slippery so you just install them dry and never have to grease them ever. The kit I got had the shift rod bushings and the shifter bushings for inside the actual shifter. REBUILD THAT SHIFTER. I promise you'll be glad you did. Mine was full of dried 30 year old grease AND dried 20-30 year old coffee. My shifter bushings were in the same condition vai's were in. Both had ripped and torn away internally. My shifter went from sticky, gritty, rough, stiff, and sloppy, to slick, precise, and natural feeling.
So on a 1-10 difficulty, I'd put it at a 3 star or maybe 4 because of the frustration of limited space. But on a scale of 1-10 smiles, you'll get the full 10 when you drive it after the install.
Just 3 tips:
Heed his warning about using small amounts of lube on the plunging section of the shifter assembly. If you goop it up it'll hydrolock and create suction ie it'll get stuck. Use just a regular anti-sieze compound grease to lubricate the shifter, but don't grease the delrin bushings.
Don't take the washers out of the cylinder above the shift arms. He has a warning in the instructions about that. They're hard to put back in. I just cleaned the area out as well as I could, and then applied lots of antiseize. It worked its way around the area just fine after exercising it a bit.
Finally, I never have good luck with allen heads.
There are two allens that hold the retaining collar on inside the shifter. I got one out fine, but the other rounded off and I destroyed it when I finally got it out. I drove my mom's car down to the local Ace hardware and matched the allen bolts to the new ones they had in stock. I bought two pairs in case I take it apart again. I'd suggest replacing the bolts if you can because they're pretty easy to strip, and the replacements had deeper allen pockets.
That's all I got for now. Please update and let us know when you get the bushings installed!!! I want to know if you love them a little or a lot!
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