That looks like fun to shift. If you're talking about getting the shifter boot up nearer the shifter, I might have a solution for you. If you take the Hurst shifter off and get the shift boot up out of the console and loose, you can then take a plastic milk cap or something equivalent, bore a hole through the center a little smaller than the shift rod diameter (so it's tight but still moveable), and then thread/push the milk cap down onto the rod. Then you put the boot back in place and you can manipulate the milk cap or whatever on the rod so it holds the top of the boot up where you want it. Did this with mine and it worked surprisingly well for how easy it was.