16. With it all buttoned up, Ali and myself took the car out on a test drive. The shifter felt nice and smooth as I dropped the car into Low gear. I stabbed the gas and away we went. Right about 6,500 I bumped the shifter forward, with a resounding chirp from the back tires I was in Second. Since I was on a city street that was as far as I was going to take the run. What’s nice is you can’t go from Low to Third without lifting the T-handle so there is no chance of skipping a shift. The shifter feels brawny, works great, is a great buy for the price, and since it will work with so many three- and four-speed transmissions we won’t have to replace it if we convert to an overdrive.