Just installed the transmission mount bushing. I can actually shift from 3rd - 2nd - HOW COME FORD DIDN"T THINK OF THIS ???
All the shifts from 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd, 3rd-4th and 4th-3rd, 3rd-2nd are 90% improved. Especially while slowing down - 2nd-1st is still slight notchy but I think thats me and not the transmission. My issue with shifting from 1st-2nd while taking a turn is resolved. Overall, I will say it has improved a lot - not 100% which I was anticipating but a little less. Nothing I can't live with.
I didn't modify the bushing at all and installed it as is. There is a slight increase in NVH but I can live with that however, I will try to take out 3/8" from the center tab and see how it responds. I can see why there is a problem with this part of the bushing. But as it stands at the moment, NVH is about +10% - OH and the clutch takeoff is much improved - the thing actually feels connected to the driveline now! I'm Happy
Now awaiting the MGW short shifter to see how that will help me.
Thanks for all your help and suggestions. I didn't even know this bushing existed. A big THANK YOU to all my friends at this and other forums who have suggested this mod.