Rod Change Installation Kit If you are among the very many of us that are finally updating our vintage Minis to the more modern Rod Change shift linkage, Mini Mania can now make it a lot easier. Any Mini body not originally equipped with a rod change has a difference in the floor tunnel where the end of the shift extension is mounted. On the later cars it is squared off and on the early cars it is rounded. The stock rod change mount is flat! Mini Mania has now designed an easy to install kit that allows a direct bolt-in of a rod-change shifter into an early car. This kit includes rubber mounts, bracketry and drilling alignment guides.