If you jump back to pg. 22 and post #436 what I've got going on right now is my sway bar rehab mini-project. While I've been waiting to get those back from powder coat, I decided to mess around with my short shifter.
I bought a Stedebani short shifter years ago and installed during my restoration. I drove around with it all last year, but the shifter itself is straight and consequently the "feel" is awkward. It must have been an early production one or something, b/c if you Google image these for a Starquest almost of them have a bend in them - but not mine. So, in the fall I bought a different short shifter from StarquestRescue and installed it, but it's REALLY short - too short for me (I'll be selling it again shortly). The Stedebani seems to be more of a "medium" shifter ...lol. I thought, well, why not bend it myself. So, that's what I did.
Disassembled it first: See! It's straight. Ugh.
From what I saw in pictures on-line it looks like most of them bend about an inch up from the grover for the circlip. So, I tried to apply the heat there. Applied the heat until it was cherry. Put a pipe on it and gave it a slight yank.
And now it's bent.
The angle was a totally guess, I just bent it. I have to put it back together, uninstall the other one, reinstall this one, and then see how I like it now. Hopefully better.