I found the original sheet-metal gear selection (below) to be too flimsy to my liking and looked for an upgrade.
I found InoKinetic's https://www.inokinet...lotus/shiftr111 system for Elise and it looked like that it could potentially fit. Today, after spacing some connections and using longer M8 bolts to attach it to the chassis, I made it to work.
If I would be a bit more of a fabricator, I could have gotten one of these http://k-tuned.3dcar...and-cables.html and designed a mounting mechanism for the lever + handbrake. But not this time
I'm happy to say that the system works and that the Elise/Exige reverse lockout mechanism can be dismantled as the 5-speed F23 gearbox doesn't need it. This feels a lot more solid now, but it also highlights how much play there is at the gearbox end. No test drives yet, we still have snow on the ground here in Finland.