Hi Steve just saw this and feel bad about letting your project go. I want to wish you the best. The person who buys your car is getting a bargain for what they are getting. I just finished my car I purchased from Chris around the same time you got yours and wanted to share pictures with you...
Mark, I forgot to mention the shifter I’m using was made by Chris and made to fit perfectly in aluminum. It is 4 inches wide and modified to use aftermarket cables. I can send you a picture if you want.
Chris from Active Power modified and sent me a new transaxle shift lever. His modification lessened the reverse spring tension and that solved the issue I was having. The modified lever on the right (picture) worked and I now get reverse.
Chris runs a small business in Ohio under the name Active Power Cars. I did my research before purchasing and been dealing with him over the last couple of years. My dealings with him have been all positive. He always answers my calls and offers great assistance.
Peter I have also followed your build and you are doing a terrific job. Sorry for the loss of your dad and I know he still your inspiration moving forward. I agree Chris is always available, very helpful and a phone call away. Attached is the picture of my paint code.