What did you do for the 18 degree transmission mount?I have an older bellhousing so my T5 sits straight. I removed the fulcrum from the hurst shifter, heated it up and removed the 17° angle. I like the McLeod TOB better then the Howe cause the Howe has a limit of maximum 3/4" pedal travel with a 3/4" master. more that the limit over extends the piston on the Howe and the piston can pop out. The McLeod on the other hand has a minimum limit of 1" pedal travel and mentions no maximum travel so it is easier to set the stop for the clutch pedal.