The plastic plate was just to cover that area until the real shifter mechanism is installed. Temporary dust cover ?? Anyway, I just thought it should be covered better than seranwrap which is how it came from Rancho.
Carey....Are you saying that your own shifter for your mid engine model uses rods and not cables ?? I would be interested in hearing more about that. A few photos would be nice too. By the way, a few years ago, you sent me a bunch of very useful info on all the various Subaru engines available. I still refer to it on occasion................Bruce