I saw a bunch of stainless ones on eBay with various shifting patterns for around $50. No clue if they would fit properly though.
Worst case, if there is by some chance some stupid nuance that prevents 5-speed owners from using any old shifter ball, I literally have a vested interest in sorting that out. I didn't start a company to sit idle for a few years!!!
Leave it to a guy with four posts to make all of us realize Rich posted in the "For Sale" section asking for a "Wanted" part.
Moved thread. Will also link him here since it's a similar discussion.
Guy with a DeLorean
LOL just came back to the board for the first time in about a month to read some of the replies in this thread and had a good laugh