Okay, 'nuff teasing.........the Sharpie will become a Lenco trans. I could just order one from TDR but I'm kit bashing, scratch building this car. I will however order a couple of juice bottles.
If you don't know what a Lenco trans is......each section is a different gear, you could have one with just 2 sections (2 speeds foward) or 6 sections depending on your application.
There is also a separate section (at the rear) for reverse. They can be shifted manually with individual levers (as in the photo) or hydraulically, air, 'puter, whatever.
I'll be fabbing up a facsmile 3-speed w/reverse using manual linkage (just 'cause all those levers look absolutely rad. on a street machine).
The only drawback to it is it's length, being I'm not using a rear seat I can simply move the seats back a little to put the shift levers within easy reach.
Gives the term "banging thru the gears" a whole new meaning...heeeee!