Originally Posted by PureDrifter
early SC300 W58s use a similar shifter to the MK3, but later ones use the tripod shifters also seen in the MKIV W58.
Yeah I've just started realizing the small differences and to me it looks like the early sc300's have a slightly longer shift housing compared to the mk3 housing. I found this page after a bit of digging and it actually compares all the different size housings and other differences on the different w58 that were made. To me it looks like the mk3 w58 has a 19" housing and the early sc300's had a 20.5" housing. I just wanted to figure the difference out so I wouldn't have to get a new housing when either way it needs to be extended. Kind of a waist of money when now I can just add 1.5" onto what mikes7ke used in his swap. He pm'ed and said he used a early sc300 trans and he needed to extend his housing 7" so that would mean I would need to extend mine 8.5" to line up in the right spot.
- w58 differences
- mikes7ke w58 swap