I finally got the motor and trans back into my coupe. I bought a new transmission dip stick that meets NHRA requirements to have a locking stick. Of course the angle of the stick combined with the transmission shield are going to require me to modify the shape of the tube. It is a little over a half inch in diameter, so a brake line tool will not work. Any suggestions? Right now it is under the firewall and no way in heck to get it back out or in. Had to pull the motor part of the way back out to pull it loose. Probably don't need anything too drastic. Just a couple of inches forward. I just don't want to crumple the sides of the stick housing.