Originally Posted by DoktorT
I installed a Brown on my 79 RS. The stock bolt will work, but leaves one thread unloaded on each side. Not long enough to add any extra washers or spacers. Also, after installing I was have all kind of issues getting into 1st gear. The shift lever was hitting the Brown mount plate. The later Browns have a nicely curved relief in the plate to prevent this. I massaged mine with a grinder to provide clearance and all is well.
Actually, the later ones do NOT have a relief in them.
That has been an issue for several years now.
Browns was not real concerned and indicated to me when we spoke that there wouldn't be any changes made to this.