Mar 11th, 03, 01:47 AM
Does anyone have any really good pics of a 69 Camaro Hurst shifter? If so, send them to me, as I cannot find good pictures anywhere. I have the Jerry MacNeish fact book, but it has the worst pic of a shifter I have ever seen. Thanks.
Mar 12th, 03, 12:22 PM
I guess no one has a pic?
Mar 13th, 03, 03:01 AM
Try ebay. I did one quick search and here's the first one I saw:
Mar 13th, 03, 09:53 AM
Yeah, I've done that, but they are so varied on there you never know what you are looking at. Everyone who post a Hurst shifter on ebay says it is for a 69 Camaro...I want some nice close up pics of the actual shift mechanism, and the writing and numbers. Thanks for the reply though...
Mar 13th, 03, 03:01 PM
I'm no expert, but the Camaro/Firebird Hurst shifters are the only ones with this unique style "stick arm" that centers the stick through the tunnel hole. I believe the link I posted on ebay is indeed a Hurst shifter for the 69 Camaro.
This is from the CRG website:
1969 Camaro 4-speed transmissions (Saginaw transmissions as well as Muncie) used a Hurst-supplied shifter. (The Saginaw required different shift rods than the Muncie.) The Hurst shifter was similar to the over-the-counter Hurst Competition-Plus model, but differed in the following ways:
Slip-in "bayonet" style round handle instead of bolt-on square handle.
No adjustment bolts.
Big-block cars used a unique shifter mounting plate.
On shifter knobs:
The link in the ebay pic shows the bayonet style handle and it lacks the stop bolts. Why don't you email the seller and get the numbers off the shifter for future reference?
Someone at this site would post their numbers I bet, and you can compare.
Mar 13th, 03, 03:47 PM
I have looked at that one, I am sure it is genuine...you can tell by the price. Do you know if all the hurst shifters that came out in 69 were marked with the "HURST\COMPETITION PLUS" letters? I have seen a few that look exactly like a 69 Camaro shifter, with the offset and all, but do not say competition plus...what are these out of? Thanks again for the reply ckaram...you seem to be the only one that has taken an interest in my thread. smile.gif
Mar 14th, 03, 04:57 PM
Hey Gambitt, I understand that if you see a Comp Plus with the offset stick arm and NO stop bolts, it's an original Hurst.
If it's aftermarket, you'll see the bolts before and aft the stick.
This was told to me by Al Maynard, a huge car collector and the owner of the one and only convertible first generation Z28 . As he was explaining this to me, he was holding an original 69 Hurst shifter for a Z. I recall that it said "Competition Plus" on the shifter.
I'm buying a Muncie M20 from the guy to swap out my 3-speed, that's how all of this came up. BTW, he was asking $450 for the original Hurst shifter which is consistent with what that one went for on ebay.
Mar 14th, 03, 05:53 PM
The one on the Ebay picture looks original to me. At least it looks just like the one I pulled out of the 69Z I had in 86 and sold for $5 because it was a sloppy pos….