Silly question: if the 289 cars had the stubby shifter,and the 427 cars had the 1965 Mustang shifter turned around backwards for room behind the 427 and toploader(longer combo),why do FFR cars have a small block with the 427 style shifter?Is this to replicate the vintage look? I have driven a few ERA cars with the 427 and the backwards style shifter, felt awkward. I love the placement of the shifter in my 1997 Mustang GT, and plan on either a 347 or 351 with a tremec in a FFR car. So, can I use a stubby style shifter?I don't recall seeing this used. Thanks, Bill.