I put a shortened shifter in about a week ago. It has a shorter throw, but binds going from 1st to 2nd. Took it apart to make sure all was greased--that helped, but not totally free yet. More tinkering to come.
I spun the right rear hub in the wheel--the car has wire wheels right now. I found a set of used bolt on wheel hubs and ordered them. They came in yesterday. Today, the task is to clean them and get them ready to go on. Eventually, the car will have Superlites.
Also, today the driver door weather stripping will be replaced.