So, if you've seen my build thread, you know I put a Milano gearbox in my Alfetta GT. I kept the isostatic linkage, the Alfetta shift lever, and a homemade shift rod which uses the Milano attachment at the back, and Alfetta attachment at the front. The problem I'm having is it will go into 2nd and 4th, but not 1st, 3rd, or 5th. So when the lever moves forward, the rod doesn't go back far enough. I assume this means that making the rod a little longer will do the trick...provided going longer doesn't screw up the gears that are now working. However, It also won't go into R (which is on the lower line of gears along with 2nd and 4th). I've done some grinding on the underside of the shift lever unit, but to no avail. I'm sure I could continue to monkey around with it. But my question is this. Does anyone know if the Milano/GTV6 shift lever has a larger range of motion than the Alfetta? Has anyone successfully used an Alfetta shift lever to engage all of the gears in an isostatic linkage? If you have, then I know I should be able to get it to work. If it's not possible, then I don't want to waste my time, and I should be able to get a hold of a Milano shifter lever assembly. But then I'd have to mess with the shift rod attachment. In my build thread some suggested keeping the Alfetta linkage, but I've progressed way too far to do that at this point. I have the monkey kit installed, and wonder how much "adjustment" can be done there?