Got the new stainless stick with white ball today from Blue Oval and installed it with only minor difficulties. It does not fit into the existing handle holder but is made to bolt directly to the shifter stub (at least thats what I call it). I used one of the pieces of rubber from the old shifter and placed it between the new handle and the stub. Just couldn't see bolting it directly to the stub without any kind of insulating material. Looks great. It has an oblong rubber fitting that pushes about half way down the handle which the top of the boot fits into. Being an old school geyser, it looks and feels like a muscle car now.